Recycling in Retail

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Mirvac’s retail portfolio has achieved a significant improvement in its recycling performance over the past few years.

Mirvac has increased its recycling rate by over 60 per cent since FY13, and is on track to achieve a 75 per cent recycling target by FY18. A number of initiatives were implemented by Centre management teams across the retail portfolio to achieve this outcome, including:

  • the Pulpmaster Organic Processing System: installed at eight centres, this system diverted over 675 tonnes of organic waste away from landfill in FY16;
  • organic waste collections: commencing at Moonee Ponds, these collections have seen the recovery of 12.5 tonnes of organic waste from landfill; and
  • Advanced Waste Treatment: Across NSW, Mirvac’s landfill waste undergoes a secondary sort process to recover recyclable materials from the landfill waste stream. In FY16, this has enabled over 1,500 tonnes of recyclable material to be recovered from the waste stream and diverted from landfill.

In the next financial year, Mirvac intends to undertake more waste and recycling audits, facilitate greater tenant engagement, add braille signage to bins in its centres and investigate glass crushers to help its retail tenants with bulky bottle recycling (following a successful trial at Harbourside Shopping Centre).