The Centre has been enabling recycling of a considerable proportion of the total waste produced on site for some years. Paper and cardboard are sorted out of the waste stream by tenants and centre staff. Plastic (largely soft sheeted plastic) is also separated, baled and taken by a recycling contractor. Taking paper and plastic out means a reduction of about 50% of the waste stream prevents it going to landfill.
Other elements of waste removed from the waste stream now include all electrical items and all light bulbs. All the remaining waste goes to a sorting site where it is mechanically and hand sorted removing about 50 – 75% of the waste before the balance goes to landfill.
Thus, we can claim to recycle up to 85% of our waste already.