Nine years ago we set ourselves a target to reduce the amount of dry waste sent to landfill to zero waste by 2015. We started in 2005 with 750 cubic metres.
Zero waste in May 2015
This was due to our ongoing recycling activities and staff participation in our programs. A wide range of materials are separated at their source for recycling or reuse, including aluminium, cardboard, e-waste, glass, paper, plastic, steel and timber, to name just a few.
Because waste deposited in landfill creates carbon pollution (methane) for decades to come, and methane is 22 times more powerful that CO2*.
* Australian Bureau of Statistics
** We measure, monitor and proactively reduce our emissions from our entire operation then offset the unavoidable carbon emissions which are approved under the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) – supplied and managed by the Carbon Reduction Institute. All greenhouse gas emissions have been converted to CO2 equivalents (CO2-e) using the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, National Greenhouse Accounts Factors 2012.