Successful waste recovery and recycling initiatives

Off the back of National Recycling Week we are pleased to say that our teams have implemented some valuable waste recovery and recycling initiatives this year through innovative practices and strong partnerships.

With a focus on applying the waste hierarchy and identifying sustainable opportunities for our residual products and materials, the initiatives have involved the segregation and reuse of many waste streams which has resulted in a diversion of approximately 34.97% of material from landfill, amounting to 4,099.80 m3 of material to date this year (Jan23- Sep 23)!

Examples of diverted waste streams include Paper/ Cardboard, Comingled waste Oil (non-PCB), Batteries, Lamps & Lantern heads, SF6 gas switches, Timber, Green waste Concrete, Mixed metals, Ferrous & Non-ferrous metals, and Insulators (ceramic/ glass).

Our Group Waste Management Strategy focuses on minimising waste generation, optimising utilisation and leading the way in reducing our environmental footprint and contributing to a circular economy.

We encourage everyone to get involved and invite you to look around your workplace (and at home!) at the waste types generated, their management and the options to reuse, repurpose and/or recycle materials.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which we operate and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Pictured: Artwork by Aboriginal artist Chern’ee Sutton from Mount Isa for our Group’s Reconciliation Action Plan.