This year’s theme for World Environment Day is ‘Beat plastic pollution’ and the team at NorthConnex are playing their part to minimise waste generated on the $3 billion project.
“We have been running our ‘War on Waste’ campaign and are supporting World Environment Day,” Lendlease Bouygues Joint Venture Sustainability Lead Sarah Blagrove said.
“We have had some significant success, with more than 140 KeepCups bought by employees last year to reduce the number of disposable coffee cups used on the project. This has resulted in each person saving three kilograms of landfill during a 12 month period.
“We are also aiming to recycle about 60 per cent of office waste with dedicated rubbish bins for landfill, green waste, plastics and paper. Water use is another area we have excelled in. In 2017 more than 200,000KL of water was reused across the project for activities including dust suppression.”
Ms Blagrove said recycling of construction waste has also been carried out successfully.
“About 91 per cent of construction waste was recycled in 2017. Just some examples include reusing noise wall panels from the Hills M2 Motorway slated for demolition as temporary acoustic barriers at the Hornsby Quarry and using concrete waste to form temporary retaining walls.”