Sydney Entertainment Centre fights climate change

Thursday, 19 July, 2007

Waste from the Sydney Entertainment Centre will get a new lease of life and reduce the centre's impact on climate change.

Significant greenhouse gas emissions are created when waste breaks down in landfill. The Sydney Entertainment Centre has chosen to make a positive change for the entertainment industry and the hundreds of thousands of audience members who use the venue each year, through a new environmentally sustainable service with WSN Environmental Solutions.

Staff will be separating glass containers such as beer and soft drink bottles from the rest of the waste. This glass will then be sent to manufacturers for processing into new glass products, saving energy, water and natural resources.

The real difference is that all other mixed waste deposited in foyer bins by members of the public will be sent to an Alternative Waste Technology facility at Eastern Creek. This is a type of factory that mines the waste to recover valuable resources such as metals, paper and plastics, create compost and clean, renewable electricity and divert up to 80% of waste away from landfill.

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