All states have similar legislated waste hierarchies that set priorities for the efficient use of resources.
Nothing is waste — until we throw it away
We all as individuals have a role to play in the top four tiers:
- Avoid creating waste in the first place
- Reduce the amount of waste you create
- Reuse goods and materials
- Recycle waste so it can be made into the same or different products
Your owners corporation can help or hinder your ability to recycle.
Whether you’re an owner or a tenant, consider working with your executive committee to improve and extend recycling capabilities in your building.
Have a look at these case studies to get ideas on what’s possible: