South East Water of Melbourne Australia, Industrial Ecology program is transforming unwanted waste into a valuable resource. During 2010, more than 100 business opportunities were generated by bringing together industrial customers of South East Water and City West Water to discuss opportunities for mutually beneficial resource sharing. These opportunities ranged from sharing warehouse space to one customer using the sludge by-product of another in its production process.

They have also facilitated a range of other exchanges between customers. One example was bringing together two businesses (located on the same road) – one with unwanted chemicals on its site and the other who could use the same chemicals within its business.

To read more about South East Water, visit their website here:http://www.southeastwater.com.au