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5.1 THE ENVIRONMENT
Total Waste Generation (hazardous and
non-hazardous waste) 2016 vs 2017
(Tonnes waste)
Waste Management
Westfield Corporation aims to reduce the waste it
generates via its operations and construction activities,
wherever possible, through waste management
initiatives and policies which require the recycling,
reuse and careful selection of materials and products.
US day-to-day operations reduced landfill waste
by 3% in 2017
Waste from UK day-to-day operations increasedby
3% linked to increased footfall and public events
In 2017, 47% of all non-hazardous waste was recycled,
composted, or recovered (for energy)
In 2017, Westfield UK day-to-day operations continued
diverting 100% of all waste from landfill
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US RETAIL PROPERTY RECYCLING STREAMS AND PROGRAMS
In 2017, Westfield Corporation
recycled 20,819 tonnes of waste,
which maintained a similar level of
recycling efforts from 2016. All of
Westfield Corporation’s US retail
properties operate robust recycling
programs while maintaining a focus
on efficiency that further reduces
the number of trucks on the road
and the resulting carbon emissions.
Multiple recycling streams are
available at over two-thirds of all
retail properties, while over 50%
of properties operate food waste
composting programs. Also in
2017, eight properties diverted an
additional 7,308 tonnes of material
to Waste-to-Energy facilities.