At Visy, we love to recycle.
Recycling isn't a new thing for us at Visy either. We've actually been at the forefront of the recycling industry for many years - and today, we're proud to say we process recyclables from more than 3.2 million households annually.
In FY2012-13 alone, Visy recovered more than 1.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard, 343,000 tonnes of glass, 65,000 tonnes of plastics and 28,000 tonnes of metals (including aluminium and steel cans) to be recycled.
We believe the key to recycling is to see the bigger picture. It's not just about what we do with our waste, it's about how we create our products to begin with and use recycled materials as the starting point for many products.
Every part of the process counts. The materials we collect, what we transform them into and how we do it. Visy aims to be environmentally responsible every step of the way, and we team up with governments, customers and other industry groups to make sure this happens. Together, we work to save resources, energy and water, and reduce litter and landfill.
Ultimately, it's our goal at Visy to find ways of recycling more and more materials until we live in a world where waste is a thing of the past.
Recycling is easy when you know how.
At Visy, we're happy to share our knowledge with businesses, schools and the community to promote awareness of the value and importance of recycling.
Visy not only provides recycling services to schools, but we also provide education programs to help teachers and students understand how each product is recycled - so that everyone can learn to recycle as much as possible!
Visy Enviromaniacs is our online education game, which can be played either in the classroom or at home. Aimed at primary school students in years 3 to 6, it focuses on the benefits of taking practical actions to help preserve and protect our environment. Find out more
Project R - Education in Resource Recovery
Meet Gloria Glass, Stevie Steel, Parker Paper, Ali Aluminium and Pete Plastic as they take you on a journey into the world of recycling!
Aimed at school students in years 3 to 12, Project R is an education program based on the National School Curriculum, and operates at five centres across Australia including Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and one centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
Students participate in group tasks that challenge their behaviours and attitudes towards how they recycle, and are taken on a tour of the Visy facilities to help them better understand the closed loop process.
Best of all, the centre is not limited to school students! Project R can be tailored to anyone; from schools to workplace green teams to scouts to senior groups. After all, we are all students of the world and have much to learn about recycling and the environment.
Want to be part of the Project R Challenge?
Fill out the enquiry form and one of the Project R team will contact you shortly.
Project R locations:
- Dandenong, Victoria
- Smithfield & Taren Point, NSW
- Gibson Island, QLD
- Onehunga, Auckland - NZ
- Or let the team come to you, with one of the Project R incursions!