Stratford Centre bags sustainability award

The centre has been praised for its sustainability initiatives (Pic by Dharam Sahdev)

The centre has been praised for its sustainability initiatives (Pic by Dharam Sahdev) - Credit: citizenside.com

Stratford Shopping Centre won an award for cutting down on waste.

The Zero Waste Awards, held by Environment Media Group on April 9, awarded the centre a bronze award for reducing consumption and maximising recycling materials.

The centre’s operations manager Tony Whitehorn said he was pleased with the recognition.

“The whole team at Stratford Shopping Centre work incredibly hard all year round to create a cleaner, more sustainable shopping centre,” he said. “This award is a fitting testament to their dedication and commitment.”

The centre used refuse-derived fuel to cut general waste sent to landfill from 506.48 tonnes in 2012 to 469.72 tonnes in 2014 – a saving of 7.26 per cent.


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It also recycled 316.72 tonnes of cardboard, 1,189,440 gallons of water and 696,672 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

Judge Karen Cannard said the awards backed businesses moving away from reliance on landfills.

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“The Zero Waste Awards recognises leadership and action among those who are working hard to create a more sustainable and resouceful economy,” she said.

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