When it comes to waste, the construction industry has traditionally been a big contributor, generating more than 20 million tonnes each year in Australia alone. But instead of heading straight to landfill, a huge portion of that waste could actually be recycled—so long as the right processes are put in place.
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The first roads paved with Downer’s innovative recycled asphalt product – Reconophalt – were recently unveiled in Strathnairn. The decision to move to recycled asphalt in Stage 2 will see more than 4,200 tonnes paved, helping to divert soft plastics from 3,094,700 plastic bag and packaging equivalents, glass from 617,640 glass bottle equivalents, toner from 75,600 used printer cartridges and 1,050 tonnes of reclaimed road from landfill.
Ginninderry will be featured as part of Sustainable House Day on September 20, 2020. Established in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes in Australia.
Think back to the last meal you had. How much did it cost? You probably know what you paid for it - you may even still have the receipt - but what about the food’s environmental cost? Across the world, food production, distribution and consumption leaves a very heavy footprint and is a leading cause of environmental harm.
The Ginninderry Joint Venture has welcomed the NSW Government’s final approval of the Parkwood Planning Proposal. The decision triggers the realisation of the full benefits of the Ginninderry project, including a $170m investment in green infrastructure, public spaces and community facilities and an economic output of some $609m over the next five years alone.
Article re-published courtesy of The RiotACT. The developers of the Ginninderry precinct have a big vision for the 30,000 future inhabitants of the four new suburbs.
Long before it was something most people even thought about, Chris Walton was passionate about sustainability. Chris grew up in the city of Brisbane, and he possessed a deep love for the ocean and nature, along with a strong desire for looking after the planet.
Ginninderry’s innovative Conservation Trust has officially commenced work with the appointment of its inaugural Board and support staff. The first stage being 240 hectares of conservation area along the Murrumbidgee River in west Belconnen will be protected by the new Conservation Trust, which heralds a new era for the sustainable management of conservation assets within a developing community.
When International Rotary President, Ian H S Riseley, issued a challenge to every Rotarian to plant a tree each by earth day, April 2018, the local Rotary clubs committed resources into creating a nature grove at Strathnairn.