Resource Efficiency and Waste Reduction
In a world of finite resources, increasing pressures and the strong link between resource use and carbon emissions, we are focused on using resources efficiently. Of key focus is reducing our waste footprint, increasing our recycling rates, and finding opportunities for waste minimisation. We are happy to say that our recycling rates have been improving significantly at our main sites over the past two years.
We frequently receive nominations for our monthly environmental award for teams or individuals who have identified innovative opportunities to reuse or repurpose waste. One great example is from the treatment team who constructed a media support table out of unused plastic planting trays. This initiative not only avoided waste but also resulted in significant cost savings for the client. Another is by our Arborist team who are trialling the composting of Phoenix Palm stems, to break down into a mulch over a 12–18-month period rather than being placed in landfill, saving the client up to $1000 per stem in tip fees alongside the saving of methane emissions.