Loscam Diverts Waste from Landfill

Loscam has cut almost half of the amount of waste going from its depots to landfill from its pallet repair depots as part of a company initiative.

In March 2010, Loscam Australia set itself a lofty target to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by 30 per cent each year for the next three years – a reduction of 65 per cent in total. Thanks to a company wide effort Loscam has reduced the amount of waste that ends up at landfill by nearly 50 per cent, on track to achieve its end of 2013 target.

“We looked at what we could do to improve our impact on the environment and the waste to landfill aspect of our business was something we could improve quite quickly,” explains Shane Crouch, Loscam Australia’s Quality Safety & Environmental Manager.

“We looked for other ways to direct that waste stream, so it wasn’t used for landfill but for recycling, for mulch and chipping or reusing the timber at our repair facility.” This year Shane says Loscam intends to improve on the progress already made with even less of the company’s waste heading to landfill sites around Australia.

“Progress so far has been significant and we’ve made a big dent in the amount of waste we send to landfill. We will continue to improve how we manage the waste until our target is achieved, exploring and identifying opportunities to further reduce our waste.”

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