Packaging Stewardship Forum e-Forum Newsletter December 2012

On behalf of our members and staff, I would to like to say thank you to the myriad of project partners who have worked with us over the past three years to promote the national call to action to recycle, Do The Right Thing, Use The Right Bin. Through these partnerships, we have installed more than 7,900 new recycling bins, reaching more than 1.3 billion patron visits annually, covering:

  • 92% of airport passengers
  • 55% of higher education staff and students
  • 52% of shopping centre visits
  • 42% of train passengers
  • 70 major sporting stadia and entertainment venues with over 68 million patron visits annually (including iconic venues such as the Sydney Opera House, WACA, GABBA, Melbourne Entertainment Centre, Aurora Stadium and Exhibition Park in Canberra)

Best wishes for the holiday season Jenny Pickles, PSF General Manager

 

Our Latest Projects

KFC Australia ‘wheels in’ new recycling bins across NSW and SA stores

packaging-stewardship-forum-e-forum-newsletter-december-2012-1KFC Australia is leading the charge in environmental improvements following the recent completion of the rollout of new recycling systems at selected KFC restaurants throughout New South Wales and South Australia.

KFC is the first quick service restaurant to participate in the nationwide recycling initiative, Do the Right Thing, Use the Right Bin, funded by the PSF and the Australian Packaging Covenant.

New ‘front of house’ recycling systems have been installed at 59 KFC restaurants in NSW and 29 KFC restaurants in SA, providing away from home recycling opportunities for an estimated 30 million customer visits each year. ‘Back of house’ cardboard recycling bins have also been installed. New recycling systems in KFC restaurants will soon be completed in Victoria and Queensland.

University of Western Sydney set to recycle more than 1.5 million plastic drink bottles!

packaging-stewardship-forum-e-forum-newsletter-december-2012-1To celebrate Keep Australia Beautiful Week and the University of Western Sydney’s (UWS) Sustainability Month in August, UWS officially launched the installation of new dual waste and recycling bins throughout its 3 campuses at Bankstown, Parramatta and Penrith.

The new bins are the result of a joint venture between the PSF and the University of Western Sydney. Sixteen new permanent waste and recycling bin stations have been installed at each of the three campuses, carrying the national call to action to recycle, Do The Right Thing, Use The Right Bin.

The new bins will make it easier for over 29,000 students at the university to recycle and are expected to recycle more than 40 tonnes of bottles and cans a year – equivalent to over 1.5 million small plastic drink bottles!

 

Shoalhaven Recycling- a glass recycling success story!

packaging-stewardship-forum-e-forum-newsletter-december-2012-1Through a partnership between the PSF and Shoalhaven Recycling, Recovered Crushed Glass (RCG) has become a viable and environmentally beneficial resource for the civil construction sector in the Southern Illawarra region of NSW.

Shoalhaven Recycling, a small family business based in the township of Bomaderry in NSW, together with the PSF, funded new glass reprocessing equipment to produce a fine RCG product that can be used in a number of civil construction applications.

Shoalhaven Recycling has established a strong local market for the use of RCG products, and is now processing more than 7,000 tonnes of glass each year from businesses in Bega and Shoalhaven and Kiama Councils annually, equivalent to almost 40 million stubbies!

 

New recycling bins a step closer for North East Victoria

packaging-stewardship-forum-e-forum-newsletter-december-2012-1The Technical Advisory Committee of NevRwaste (the North East Victorian Regional Waste Management Group) hosted a meeting in August in Wangaratta to finalise sites for the installation of new dual waste and recycling bins throughout the region. The initiative is part of the National Bin Network, a $100 million, 5 year industry funded plan to increase recycling and reduce litter nationally.

It will soon be just as easy to recycle away from home as it is at home thanks to the $200,000 partnership between NevRwaste and the PSF. Up to 160 new waste and recycling bins will be installed across north east Victoria over the next 12 months, in streetscapes, parks and sporting grounds. A nationwide tender for the new bins was let in late November 2012.

 

Tabcorp Park races into recycling for the “Blue Chip Farms Breeders Crown”

packaging-stewardship-forum-e-forum-newsletter-december-2012-1Tabcorp Park have installed new waste and recycling bins just in time for the famous “Blue Chip Farms Breeders Crown” on 19th August 2012. The new bins are part of the significant new developments for Tabcorp Park, a unique sporting and community hub located in Melton, Victoria, with a range of entertainment facilities operating alongside a metropolitan harness racing track.

Through a partnership between the PSF and Tabcorp Park, 50 new recycling bins have been installed throughout the Park, carrying the national call to action to recycle, Do The Right Thing, Use The Right Bin, enabling the 500,000 visitors annually to Tabcorp Park to recycle.

 

Recycling at the Ginger Factory just got easier

packaging-stewardship-forum-e-forum-newsletter-december-2012-1One of the Sunshine Coast’s leading tourist attractions, the Ginger Factory – the tourism arm of Buderim Ginger – has jumped on board the Do the Right Thing, Use the Right Bin campaign and in August 2012, officially launched the installation of new recycling systems throughout the venue.

The new waste and recycling bins are the result of a joint venture between the PSF and Buderim Ginger Ltd. The recycling bins are expected to divert more than 15 tonnes of beverage containers from landfill annually – that’s equivalent to more than 600,000 small plastic drink bottles!

Sunshine Coast airport high flyers when it comes to recycling

packaging-stewardship-forum-e-forum-newsletter-december-2012-1Sunshine Coast Airport staff and visitors will now be able to recycle away from home thanks to new recycling systems installed throughout the terminal.

These new bins will provide away from home recycling opportunities for more than 850,000 passengers and visitors and divert more than 20 tonnes of PET, glass and aluminium cans from the airport each year – equivalent to more than 830,000 small plastic bottles!

Funded by the PSF and Sunshine Coast Regional Council, 23 new waste and recycling bins have been installed both internally and externally, each carrying the national call to action to recycle, Do The Right Thing, Use The Right Bin.

Author: Australian Food and Grocery Council
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