What are you doing with your fluorescent tubes?
Disposing fluorescent tubes, lamps and bulbs and batteries directly in the bin risks our environment being polluted with a range of toxic substances, including lead, mercury and cadmium. These substances have high toxicity levels and can be reused in a number of ways to create marketable by-products. Therefore regular disposal in landfill is no longer a safe and acceptable method of ridding Fluorescent tubes and waste batteries.
With this type of education, we’ve become more aware of the risks that are prevalent in the industry we work in. Our offices in Western and South Australia have implemented a new recycling system in line with ‘CMA Ecocyle’ that practices safe ways to dispose the toxic elements.
Brayden Hay, General State Manager of WA and SA, introduced this type of recycling into their branch offices where no Fluoro tube or battery waste end up in landfill. There are new bins in the WA and SA offices that are accepting different Fluoro lamp sizes, eWaste bins and boxes for batteries and another recycling bin for cardboard.
We are very excited for these new initiatives rolling out in our branches this year. Our sustainability performance as a Group is positively making impacts and changes since joining the CitySwitch Green Office programme and look forward to the future initiatives that will take place.