At Echo we generate varied waste streams from our operations. Our largest waste streams are from construction, demolition and refurbishment from projects and food, glass, packaging and cardboard from our operations.
We have recycling systems in place at all of our properties for paper, cardboard, commingle (mixed recycling) and cardboard. We established ewaste stations and have rolled out organics and food waste recycling at The Star in all kitchens and restaurants with waste food going to EarthPower to create green energy from anaerobic digestion http://www.earthpower.com.au/.
By implementing our Waste Strategy, new bin systems, signage, training for all team members at induction and through monitoring and reporting, across Echo we have increased our recycling rate by 14% in 2014.