Waste

Our objective is to improve resource efficiency through improved waste management practices, with an active focus on recycling and landfill diversion.

Key to our continuous improvement in waste management is the use of a simple and easy process for segregating various waste items. Port Waratah also uses waste minimisation, landfill diversion and recycling opportunities to improve resource efficiency and meet waste objectives. Our employee-driven War on Waste team recently made a small but symbolic change by eliminating Styrofoam cups and Port Waratah has committed to participating the Plastic Police programme, which collects and recycles soft plastics into useful products.

Our internal annual waste reduction targets include reducing the total amount of waste generated and improving our recycling and landfill diversion rate.

At times our waste management targets are impacted by factors outside our usual waste disposal scope, such as problematic waste items that are unable to be recycled or increased volumes of scrap metal from the decommissioning of redundant structures. As part of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact, we continue to research further opportunities for recycling our waste material.