In February 2019, we were proud to introduce our three-stream waste segregation initiative to the terminal in an effort to segregate recycling, organics and general waste and divert waste from landfill.
Our new bins are located throughout the terminal with signage clearly segregating the types of waste that can be recycled or composted rather than sent to landfill.
We have also been working with our food and beverage tenants to introduce compostable packaging and coffee cups at all outlets, which is now disposed of as organic waste.
While in the early stages of implementation, we are already observing outstanding rates of diversion and success in the segregation of waste generated from the terminal.
Moving forward, we plan to implement more sustainable practices including arrangements to compost coffee grinds,transition to compostable bin liners, and phase out plastic straws.
Hobart’s new by-law on single use plastics and vision to ban use by 2020 will further encourage the use of compostable packaging, which is already proving to be a great success in the terminal.