We’ve already released our plan to send ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL by 2030 which sees Mirvac embrace principles of the circular economy. Our plan sees us take a holistic approach to reducing the waste we generate through smart design, embracing new technologies, and including our suppliers as key partners in this goal.
Through this plan, Mirvac is transforming its current waste cycle process, and driving meaningful impact for both the planet and its business. By shifting away from a ‘take, make, use, dispose’ model and moving to a circular waste model, Mirvac aims to avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle and regenerate waste wherever possible.
HOW WE’RE POSITIONED TO DRIVE CHANGE
We’re working with social enterprise Mates on The Move to recycle coffee cups and paper towels, diverting waste from landfill and providing employment for former prison inmates at the same time.
We have significant opportunities to consider waste within the circular economy, and we successfully piloted a waste reduction project resulting in approximately 900 cubic metres of furniture and fit-out materials diverting from landfill. The pilot, which was rolled out at the company’s 55 Pitt Street development in Sydney in late 2021, extended the life of more than 1,740 items from the site – worth an estimated $174,000 – which were either relocated, reused, or recycled by local charities, businesses and homes.
OUR PROGRESS TO DATE
As of FY2021, Mirvac has made significant gains towards reducing the volume of materials sent to landfill, with 95 per cent of construction waste and 69 per cent of operational waste diverted from landfill, resulting in lower waste management costs and lower associated emissions.
As part of the plan we also aim to halve development waste and buy 25% recycled content in major materials by 2030.
Our Focus Areas
Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.
Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.