Booth Transport’s Strathmerton branch recently won the Environmental Sustainability award as part of the Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns 2019 program.
The recognition stems from the company’s introduction of the Strathmerton Water Treatment Plan implemented last year, which has revolutionised wastewater disposal on site.
The state-of-the-art water treatment plant houses a worm farm where the water is filtered for dairy proteins to be ingested by worms, which helps prevent disease and aids the economy through effective energy production.
Currently going through 200 kilolitres of wastewater every day, the water operation means Booth Transport would see a reduction of 3000 tonnes of carbon emission a year and add 121 000 kilolitres of recycled water into the irrigation system each year.
As one of five finalists in the category, Booth Transport’s contribution to environmental sustainability was seen as the most inspiring act of leadership within its field throughout the state.