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AMP Centres go green

AMP Capital Shopping Centres will launch its national recycling initiative at its Marrickville Metro centre in Sydney today.

Located throughout the general mall, foodcourt, and back of house areas, the new recycling bins and facilities installed today will divert 13 tonnes, the equivalent of 3000 shopping trolleys per year, of bottles, cans and other recyclable material from landfill per annum.

The roll out is part of the initiative, Do The Right Thing, Use the Right Bin, which is a partnership between the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Packaging Stewardship Forum (PSF), the National Packaging Covenant Industry Association, the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, and AMP Capital.

Marrickville Metro is the first of 17 AMP Capital centres nationwide to install recycling bins, of which ten will be in New South Wales, including Auburn Homemaker Megamall, Casula Mall, Crossroads Homemaker Centre, Dapto Mall, Junction Fair, Macquarie Centre, Northbridge Plaza, Riverside Plaza, Royal Randwick, and Wattle Grove.

Christine Hogg, Marrickville Metro Centre manager for AMP Capital Shopping Centres said, “Over 150 million Australians visit an AMP Capital Shopping Centre per year and we want to ensure we provide recycling systems, that make it easy for our customers to recycle when they are out shopping or eating at one of our food courts. The installation of the new recycling systems is part of our commitment to the Do the Right Thing, Use the Right Bin initiative.”

“The rollout of this important program with AMP Capital is a great example of what can be achieved when industry proactively works together to help drive packaging product stewardship”, Chris Jeffreys, GM of the PSF, said.

“Without recycling infrastructure in place at our shopping centres, consumers are not able to make the right choice to recycle when away from home. This project is set to introduce over 170 new recycling bin systems throughout NSW and in other states.

“It is great to see the new yellow recycling bins at Marrickville Metro shopping centre today.”

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