The thriving Toombul Shopping Centre, just 7 kilometres north of Brisbane CBD, is among Mirvac’s key assets in Queensland. More than 6.2 million patrons frequent the centre annually for its major and boutique retailers, supermarkets, cinemas and an eclectic mix of restaurants, casual eateries, bars and cafés.
Food waste comprises a large volume of its overall waste and significantly impacts contamination rates. With organics – everything from table scraps and spoiled food stock to coffee grounds – accounting for as much as 60 per cent of general waste, managing this valuable resource was crucial to Mirvac achieving its ambitious sustainability goals.
Mirvac has partnered with SUEZ since 2015 for its waste management, drawing on the resource management company’s global expertise and innovation to meet this daily challenge.
Under tough environmental conditions, high-quality compost is a powerful element in boosting soil health and hydration to rehabilitate our native plants.
Wayne Cameron , Catchment Manager, Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee
In October 2018, SUEZ implemented source-separation and collection for organics at two of its retail properties, aiming to reduce waste to landfill, combat high contamination rates and improve recovery outcomes.
SUEZ transports organic waste to composting partner NuGrow, where it is turned into the highest quality compost and becomes a valued tool in the circular economy.
As part of a shared commitment to supporting the local environment and community, SUEZ facilitated the donation of ten cubic metres of this valuable resource to social enterprise Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (BCCCC) to aid their important environmental rehabilitation works.
Organic waste is a significant challenge for us. Our partnership with SUEZ is critical to reducing our waste and achieving our 2030 goal of zero waste to landfill.
Kim Host , Resource Recovery Manager, Mirvac