Get help: If you're a business in NSW, you may be eligible for a free waste assessment and a rebate of between $1k and $50k for equipment to help you recycle, funded by the NSW EPA.
Bin Trim: Use the free Bin Trim tool to conduct a simple waste audit and come out with an action plan. This could help contribute to an office building, shopping centre, hotel or data centre's NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) Waste rating.
Be guided: Use the Guide to Reviewing Waste and Recycling Contracts to evaluate existing waste management activities - 'Don't rush - engaging contractors and getting proper systems in place can take time, so it's worth being thorough and doing it right to get the best results.'
Explore equipment: Small-scale recycling equipment such as balers, compactors or even worm farms can make it easier and cheaper for businesses to recycle - discuss potential advantages with your waste contractor. Search our Recycling Equipment Catalogue
Shopping bags: With the major supermarkets banning the bag it’s the perfect time to promote your brand whilst doing something good for the environment. Companies like Onya can supply custom branded bags made from recycled plastic bottles.
10. How do I explore waste as a resource?
Circular Economy: Find out about industrial ecology programs to go from a linear take-make-dispose system to a truly closed-loop or circular system.
Learn from success stories:Be inspired by high performing business recyclers who are reducing waste and costs whilst improving staff morale.
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