At Visy, we love to recycle. We make it, we take it back and we recycle it.
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 collect from more than 3.8 million households annually.
In FY2011-12 alone, Visy recovered more than 1.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard, 413,517 tonnes of glass, 64,707 tonnes of plastics and 28,172 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.