As an innovative and sustainable product, Shepherd Filters has been named a State Finalist in the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards.
Shepherd Filters has been named a Finalist for QLD in the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards for the Promoting Sustainability category. With over 24,000 nominations and a rigorous judging process over the past five months, getting to this point is a huge achievement in itself.
Shepherd Filters offer an effective kitchen exhaust grease management system that reduces the need for filter and kitchen duct cleaning. As opposed to the cleaning of honeycomb and baffle alternatives, our disposable kitchen grease filters are made of 100% wool that can be safely discarded in the regular waste bin.
Being bio-degradable, these wool filters provide commercial kitchens an environmentally friendly and sustainable solution when it comes to maintaining their kitchen exhaust extraction systems.
Wool is an all-natural, renewable fibre, grown on sheep. It is a planet-friendly fibre for many reasons:
- Sheep are part of the natural carbon cycle, consuming the organic carbon stored in plants and converting it to wool. Fifty per cent of the weight of wool is pure organic carbon
- Wool products have long lifespans, meaning they are used longer than other fibre products
- Wool is one of the most recycled fibres. With a market share of 1,3% of all textile fibres, wool claims 5% within the recycled fibres market share identifying wool as a suitable fibre for recycling; and
- At the very end of its lifespan, wool biodegrades readily.
It all adds up to a highly sustainable fibre and in today’s world we all need to do our part to help the environment. Shepherd Filters help businesses save thousands of litres of water a year as well as reduce the need for harsh chemicals. Chemical cleaners used to keep kitchen exhaust systems clean, fully functioning and to code are not only expensive but toxic to humans and animals. Cleaning products that are flushed down the drain can have a serious impact on the environment.
Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, Cafes, Fast Food Chains and Sporting Venues are all seeing benefits of our innovative solution for grease management. Aside from our continued growth in Australia, we are now proudly distributing our product around the world in countries including the UK, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.
As Managing Director of Shepherd Filters, it is continuously Jeremy Kronk’s top priority and commitment to ensure that we do our part to help commercial businesses function more safely, efficiently and responsibly the world over.
Congratulations to all fellow state finalists across all of the other categories. The winners will be announced in early 2022.