Author: Alejandra Laclette
In 2010, Planet Ark launched the Business Recycling website with the purpose of creating a national online recycling and waste disposal directory. Ten years later the platform is helping more Australian businesses than ever before.
BusinesRecycling.com.au contains Australia-wide listings of re-use and recycling collection, drop-off locations and services in one easy to access site. Businesses can easily join the free program to access advice on resource management options, from on-site equipment to collection services for different waste streams.
Businesses generate 20.4Mt of waste per annum in Australia compared to the 13.8Mt generated by households. The Business Recycling website equips business managers and owners with the information they need to divert as many of those resources as possible from landfill.
The Business Recycling website can also help small to medium businesses that do not have the big budgets of big companies to have access to resources that will help them make the best choice when it comes to sustainable resource management. Small to medium businesses are the backbone of Australia’s economy, but they also have the power to drive the transition to more sustainable practices and services.
Planet Ark encourages all re-use, recycling, waste disposal and waste transport companies to take advantage of this free resource and list their services.
After managing the sustainability educational program at her corporate job in Mexico, Alejandra decided to move to Sydney and undertake a Master in Sustainable Development, while working as a Sustainability Consultant for a compostable packaging company. She's now Planet Ark's Recycling Label Program Manager.
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