We are committed to minimising our environmental footprint, which includes minimising the waste we have generated and increasing our recycle rates.
For many years we have been working to minimise our contribution to general waste and ensure waste products are managed appropriately. This includes using designated bins for scrap metal and other industrial materials and strict procedures for disposing of hydrocarbons such as oil.
Improving recycling rates
Recently we have had a number of specific initiatives which have been implemented across our operations to improve recycling rates. The main initiative involved replacing bins in kitchens and meal rooms with better designed bins that are colour coded, signposted, and sized for each area and the level of use. At the same time individual bins at desks were removed.
In the first two months of the changes, municipal recycling rates doubled at Carrington and tripled at Kooragang.