Stepping up the war on waste

When China stopped taking most of our recyclable plastics and paper in January, Australians were presented with a new inconvenient truth. We're not always in fact, recycling our commerical waste. We're collecting it.

But hidden in this mountain of waste is a massive opportunity.

As state and territory leaders promise to introduce recyclable packaging by 2025, supermarket checkouts cut out plastic bags, schools ban plastic straws and households rethink their red bins, businesses are also stepping up.

What can CitySwitchers do?

  • Choose to reuse: Download the Choose. Reuse toolkit with new collateral to help your team tackle straws, lunch containers and plastic bags.
  • Measure before you manage: CitySwitch has a simple waste assessment tool that gives you a snapshot of what is going in your bins, and current waste generation and recycling rates. This can help you develop an action plan and make better decisions about waste..
  • Save your stripout waste: Monetise unwanted resources, reduce landfill and build a closed loop economy. Download the Better Building Partnership’s Stripout Waste Guidelines to learn how.
  • Support sustainable solutions: The team at The Fifth Estate has curated a new marketplace for sustainable office refurbishment solutions. Check out The Green List to reduce waste and costs and maintain style outcomes for your next office move.


Categories:
Tags:

More News

Why CitySwitch is hopepunk in action

Why CitySwitch is hopepunk in action

“Climate strike” may have been picked by Collins Dictionary as its word of the year. But I think another contender –“hopepunk” – best captures the spirit of CitySwitch and our achievements in 2019. The need for hopepunk – a movement that celebrates the pursuit of positive aims in the face of adversity – has never been more real.

Solar loan program shapes a better world

Solar loan program shapes a better world

Arup’s interest-only solar loans encourage employees to join the 100% renewable revolution and shape a better world, says the firm’s Regional Corporate Communications Manager, Lisa Gardner.

How to up the ante on energy efficiency through NABERS Co-Assess

How to up the ante on energy efficiency through NABERS Co-Assess

The Better Buildings Cup has helped the tenant community at 100 St Georges Terrace in Perth to up the ante on energy efficiency and achieve one of the first NABERS Co-Assess ratings.

CitySwitch awards celebrate sustainability superstars

CitySwitch awards celebrate sustainability superstars

Just one year ago, no one at comparison site Finder was responsible for driving the company’s sustainability agenda. A year later, Finder is the CitySwitch National New Signatory of the Year.

Collaboration drives collective impact

Collaboration drives collective impact

The change we need will to tackle our trickiest problems will be led and delivered by people.

War on Waste team seeking cast for new doco

War on Waste team seeking cast for new doco

The team behind the War on Waste is working on a new ABC documentary that will focus on Australia's role in climate change.

12345678910Last

Latest news

Why CitySwitch is hopepunk in action

Why CitySwitch is hopepunk in action Dec 16, 2019
“Climate strike” may have been picked by Collins Dictionary as its word of the year. But I think another...

Read more

Resources

Positive Power posters

Positive Power posters

Download the Power Positive posters for your office and help to switch to GreenPower.



View resource