National Recycling Week 9 – 15 November
Investa is proud to support National Recycling Week! This year’s theme is ‘Recovery – A Future Beyond the Bin’ with a focus on closing the loop and upcycling waste materials.
 
Our Commitment at Investa
Investa are committed to helping reduce our impact on the environment and with the help of you, have implemented the following initiatives to support the reduction of waste to landfill:
  • Partnered with Simply Cups over 12 months ago and have saved 386,000 cups from being thrown into landfill. That’s almost 8 tram loads full!!!
  • Implemented the organics stream into our assets – we expect to divert tonnes annually from landfill.
  • Audited our waste streams and have made improvements to our waste collection processes and are always looking at ways to improve and implement best practice systems.
  • Trialled Container Deposit Scheme collections and plan on rolling this out across our portfolio soon – watch this space!
  • Created Binder – an interactive tool to help you learn more about what can and can’t be recycled.
 
This week, we encourage you to be involved in reducing, reusing, and recycling regardless of whether or not you’re at home or in the office.
 
We’ve outlined simple and effective ways to reduce, reuse or recycle below:
 
Reduce
  • Reducing your use of single use items and waste is critical to minimising your impact on the environment.
  • The key to reducing is to think:
  • Do I actually need this?
  • Is there an option with less plastic packaging?
  • Is there an alternative made from recycled materials?
  • Avoid buying plastic water bottles, say no to straws and bring a reusable coffee cup when getting your morning coffee.
  • Reduce your food waste by creating exciting meals using leftovers – watch our minimising food waste workshop here.
  • You can also ensure your food scraps are put into your council organics bin or your home compost. Check out Compost Revolution for a guide to composting.
  • Avoid using plastic bags when buying your fruit and vegetables. Use cloth bags instead.
 
Reuse
  • Get a reusable coffee cup and drink bottle.
  • Donate your old clothes to local charities so they can be used by those in need.
  • Reuse grocery and fabric bags when doing your shopping.
 
Recycle
  • Keep your soft plastics together and return them to your local Woolworths or Coles for recycling.
  • Batteries and electronics piling up? Make sure you dispose of them correctly. Batteries and electronics can be recycled at your local Officeworks and don’t forget Mobile Muster can take your old mobile devices.
  • Check out Recycling Near You for a list of drop off points for your non landfill rubbish items.