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Waste management

performance snapshot

Direction

  • Work with Fuji Xerox Co Ltd to implement a revised waste to landfill strategy and paper recycling initiative.
  • Continue to identify problem waste streams and develop strategies to address these.

12/13 objectives

How did we do?

13/14 objectives

Develop new waste management procedure encompassing relocations and site clean-ups.

New waste management procedure established.

  • Undertake waste auditing program at our large sites to increase recycling rates and improve data reporting and employee engagement.
  • Set up multi-stakeholder project to improve procurement and waste management impacts of our Supplies division.
  • Develop central resource for waste and recycling communications such as posters and email templates to ensure all sites have easy access to engaging communications material.
  • Implement new waste target per directive from our parent company.

Review waste audit frequency and focus at Supply Chain operations and Eco Manufacturing Centre and develop strategies to improve diversion areas.

 

Due to reporting issues with our national waste contractor we have focused primarily on sourcing accurate data for our landfill waste streams.

 

Waste management

Our site consolidation strategy in 12/13 reduced two large warehouse sites to smaller district stores. This had a positive impact on our waste and recycling results. The business achieved a 50 percent reduction in landfill waste volumes since 11/12 and recycling volumes parallel this result with a 33 percent reduction.

Additional improvement measures include better waste and recycling systems, increased employee engagement in waste and recycling programs, improved monitoring and reporting; and warehouse outsourcing projects.

We had two major waste management focuses in 12/13:

  • achieving more accurate reporting
  • site clean-ups in preparation for relocations or refurbishments

Our Eco Manufacturing Centre team has led by example with an impressive 86 percent reduction in waste to landfill since 11/12, equating to an 81 tonne reduction. This is directly attributable to the enthusiasm of employees and the dedication of the management team in implementing best practice waste and recycling systems.

Our Supply Chain team has also achieved a significant 45 percent reduction (24 tonnes) in waste sent to landfill. The result has been attributed to the green team closely monitoring environmental performance and implementing agreed actions through regular meetings.

Waste performance

In 12/13 we had a reporting challenge associated with our national waste contractor applying over-stated volume averages to our landfill collections. This reduced visibility of the impacts of the waste improvement projects implemented at these locations. While improvement measures have increased accuracy, this has made data management more manual; however, the trade-off has proven worthwhile with higher levels of employee engagement and effective monitoring of waste projects.

Relocations and refurbishments

In the context of site clean-ups and relocations it is difficult to avoid increased landfill quantities. Unwanted items accumulate over the lease period and recycling such a wide variety of materials becomes difficult given the fast pace of such projects.

Our Supplies warehouse presented both challenges and opportunities in this regard. When the site moved, landfill volumes had increased 130 percent. This result was despite waste management controls being applied by the relocation project team.

After analysing the waste streams it became clear that the problem originated with stock that had been written off. While it is easy to recycle written off paper stocks, other general supplies and stationery products that contain multiple materials are harder to recycle. This will be a focus of a multi-stakeholder improvement project throughout the 13/14 period to ensure that all supplies products have an avenue for recycling and improving product procurement planning to reduce stock write off.

Tonnes waste to landfill

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Tonnes waste to landfill
†Restatement for 09/10, 10/11 and 11/12. The general waste category have been recalculated to subtract the bioreactor quantities from general waste as this was double counted in previous calculations.

Tonnes recycled waste
by category

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DATA2 478.7,583.6,608.2,494.0
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LABEL3 Plastic
DATA3 45.2,55.7,47.7,12.2
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LABEL4 Polystyrene
DATA4 43.4,40.4,47.7,16.9
TEXT4 43,40,48,17
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LABEL5 Pallets
DATA5 413.7,991.5,700.5,436.7
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LABEL6 Comingled
waste
DATA6 14.2,8.0,12.0,7.7
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LABEL7 Organic
recovery
DATA7 0,4,4.5,6.6
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LABEL8 Total
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Tonnes recycled waste by category
†Pallet recycling has been restated for 11/12 due to incomplete reports from supplier. Non-Fuji Xerox Australia e-waste of 1.203 tonnes was resold/recycled during the 12/13 period.

Percentage waste to landfill

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DATA1 36
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LABEL2 10/11
DATA2 17
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LABEL3 11/12
DATA3 20
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LABEL4 12/13
DATA4 16
COLOUR4 #52AE32
Percentage waste to landfill
†Restatement for 10/11 and 11/12. The waste to landfill percentages have been recalculated due to the corrections in the tonnes of waste to landfill, taking out the bioreactor quantaties, per the footnote for tonnes of waste to landfill chart.
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