The plan, Planet Positive: Waste & Materials, sees Mirvac move away from the traditional ‘take, make, use and dispose’ model to one which considers the lifecycle of the materials from the outset, and implements strategies to help avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle and regenerate.
Mirvac’s Group General Manager, Sustainability, Sarah Clarke, commented, “Waste imposes a significant burden on the environment, and our planet can’t sustain it. It’s clear that we need to find a solution and think carefully about how we extract, use and reuse materials.
“The movement towards a circular economy makes sense. The built environment is a big contributor of global materials extraction and waste, and we see this as another opportunity to play our part and be a force for good. We can do this by using our purchasing power to buy products that are less harmful to the environment, utilising design and construction techniques that help us minimise our waste, and continuing to find ways to enhance waste outcomes at our assets.’
Reposted with permission from Mirvac.