Our belief is that as the people, producers, and legislators understand which materials are not recyclable, they will hopefully reduce the amount of those materials available to purchase and are therefore in the waste stream.
Consumer education is a key factor to changing consumer purchasing habits, to help them become more selective in the packaging and products in order to help us manage responsibly and efficiently household waste in our urban societies.
To do so, Global Renewables’ Eastern Creek UR-3R Facility serves both as a recycling plant and an educational centre with guided tours to teach consumers about the gritty details of waste recovery and recycling. We participate with our partner SITA and local councils in our commitment to the education of the general public on sustainability issues through visitors? days and community education programmes.
We have also developed a partnership with TAFE Illawarra to welcome at our Facility students from 4 to 6 courses of CERT II, III, and IV in Waste or Asset Management. The objective of these visits is to demonstrate resource recovery and waste minimisation in action.