As part of our commitments to regeneration, and to reusing resources wherever possible, we're implementing new systems to help us understand and manage our waste in the most efficient way possible.

We have long term goals, plus short term targets that we refresh every two years. For Waste, our long term goal is: By 2030, we aim to move towards zero waste.

Our current targets.

  • Waste

    Develop a Toward Zero Waste roadmap, by 30 September 2021

  • In 2020, we'll begin work on a holistic plan to reduce the waste generated in construction and operation across all of our operations.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

  • Waste

    Divert minimum 98% construction waste from landfill on all new build projects, from 30 September 2020

  • We're improving our monitoring and data collection, and modifying our construction processes across all our sites.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

  • Waste

    [Corporate] Revise and implement Corporate Waste Strategy to include greater emphasis on eradicating single-use plastic, by 30 June 2021

  • Work toward this target is underway.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

  • Waste

    [Corporate] Remove single use plastic from our corporate catering and eventing, from June 2020

  • We have largely achieved this target, but some items are more challenging.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

  • Waste

    [Retail] Establish ‘user pays’ model in operation based on weight and stream, by 30 September 2022

  • Work toward this target is underway.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

  • Waste

    [Retail] Establish a policy within leases aiming to eliminate all single use food packaging on site, by 30 September 2021

  • Work toward this target is underway.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

  • Waste

    [Retail] Separation of at least 7 waste streams on all sites, by 30 September 2021

  • Burwood Brickworks has been a proving ground for our ambitious waste targets.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

  • Waste

    [Retail] Target waste to landfill diversion rate of 90% for construction and demolition including tenancies, by 30 September 2022

  • This is aligned with our company-wide construction waste target.

  • In Progress

    In Progress

Track the progress of A Different Way

We publish our progress, including our successes and challenges, on this website. To see our progress since launching our A Different Way sustainability strategy in 2015, click here.