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Environmental Best Practice

Policy

Global Marketplace will comply with all local, state and federal laws and regulations on:

  • disposing of hazardous waste (including EPA’s list of prescribed industrial waste), trade waste (i.e. waste added to the sewer) and waste water
  • safe handling, storage and transport of hazardous waste and dangerous goods
  • noise
  • land use
  • air pollution and carbon emissions

Procedure

Global Marketplace will set targets each year to increase energy and water efficiency, and seek opportunities for reducing and recycling waste. To do this, we will:

General

  • investigate ways to reduce consumption or recycle waste
  • give preference to maintenance and other contractors using green products

Energy

  • buy electrical and lighting systems rated as energy efficient
  • use accredited GreenPower, either in part or whole

Water

  • buy appliances rated as water efficient
  • buy plumbing devices (e.g. taps) with built-in flow restrictors in kitchen and washing up areas, or add these to existing fittings
  • look for opportunities to exchange waste on the waste exchange database website (wasteexchange.net.au)
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