Waste Reduction and Diversion
WHY IT MATTERS
Building construction and demolition waste contributes to approximately 40% of solid waste in developed countries. However, the greatest footprint occurs during the operational cycle, when products are delivered, consumed and waste is then hauled away and recycled or landfilled.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
According to a 2016 Sustainability Survey, the majority of Commerce Court tenants have rated waste reduction and recycling as the top priority. A comprehensive, award-winning recycling program is in place ensuring the majority of waste produced at Commerce Court is reduced or diverted.
In addition, an annual, third-party audit is conducted from which results and recommendations are communicated to Commerce Court tenants and vendors on a regular basis.
To learn more about how waste is managed at Commerce Court, click here.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Reuse binders and other office supplies
- Reduce packaging by avoiding single packaged sugar, cream, and milk
- Reduce ink by changing your printer setting to ‘draft mode’ and reduce paper by setting your printer default to print double-sided. You will save both money and resources
- Recycle cardboard by marking appropriately and placing in the kitchen area. Avoid contaminating any paper product with liquid or food
- Repurpose household or office items through a creative campaign in the office that will encourage your co-workers to rethink waste
- To view waste reduction and diversion tips located in our Resources section, click here.
- Have an idea you would like to share? Email us at CCsustainability@gwlra.com and we may feature it online.