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The world is facing a waste epidemic which is evident right here in WA. Compared with other Australian states, WA is the second largest generator of waste in Australia and the second worst recycler. This is a challenge we need to address and is compounded by the fact that China, which has taken our recycling for the last 20+ years has become far more stringent on the recycled materials they accept. If we improve how we recycle, China will accept more of our waste, reducing what ends up in Landfill in WA. So as a state we need to start changing our ways.

Many of the players, coaches and staff at the Eagles are passionate about this issue and want to try and make a positive impact. Venturing into sustainability is new for the club, so this is just the beginning, but we are hoping that declaring that we want to be more sustainable in terms of waste management and showing our fans the journey we are taking, will help convince them to do it with us.

If we can help educate all of our 600,000+ fans to be more conscious of their recycling habits then it will make a massive difference to the environment in WA.

Rethink your waste

WA is the second worst recycler, so we are going to use our last home game to try and create awareness and make a difference.

August 15, 2018  9:06 AM

THANK YOU FANS

Thank you to our fans who took the time to take their rubbish to the bins. There was a massive improvement to the way the stadium was left after the game, with some immaculate rows and it was great to see the issue discussed and debated around the ground.

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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We are proud to say that we have had success in diverting waste from landfill – so let’s keep this going!

RETHINK YOUR WASTE FOR OUR HOME GAMES

With over 50,000 fans attending each of our home games at Optus Stadium, it creates a lot of waste from plastic bottles, cup trays, paper bags etc. Our goal this game is to divert as much waste away from landfill as possible, and stop it ending up in landfill.

All you need to do is put your waste in the appropriate bins at the stadium.

Here’s what to do with your rubbish at the Stadium:

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Remove all food into general waste

  • Plastic bottles (no lid)
  • Plastic cups
  • Cup trays
  • Paper bags
  • Chip buckets
  • Ice cream buckets
  • Aluminium cans
  • Coffee cup lids
  • Glass bottles
  • Cardboard boxes
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  • Plastic bags
  • Chocolate wrappers
  • All food scraps
  • Coffee cups (no lid)
  • Soft plastic wrappers

 

 

FANS AT HOME

 

If you are watching any of our games at home or at a pub, you can still get involved. Our top tips are:

 
  • Say no to straws and single use cutlery
  • Bring your reusable bags to the shops when shopping for snacks
  • Recycle the waste you create, using your yellow top bin and bringing any soft plastics to your closest ‘Redcycle’ point. Extra points for composting!
  • Share any changes you make for this game on social #eaglesrethinkwaste
 

 

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING

 

 

 

New Internal Waste System

New internal waste management plan with a focus on waste to landfill diversion

Joined Sports Environment Alliance

Newest members of the Sports Environment Alliance, learning best practice

Game Day

Working with Optus Stadium to reduce waste at match days

Operation Audit

Audit of our current operations

Sustainability Committee

Set up an internal committee with a focus from each department on improving operations

Staff Education

Embedding the lifestyle into our company culture with staff education & challenges

Supplier Alternatives

Working with our suppliers on creating improved solutions

Lathlain Development

Working closely with our contractors developing Lathlain, solar powered

Telling Our Story

Communicating our journey to help motivate change

 
 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

  

AVOID

Avoid all single use items including plastic bags, coffee cups, plastic knives, plastic straws.

LEARN

Look through your bin at the end of the week and separate your waste. What are you creating a lot of that can be recycled?

RE-USE

Every item you consume including your clothes and electronics becomes waste. Where can these be sold or re-used?

RECYCLE

Check your council to ensure you are recycling correctly to decrease contamination

 

PROUD MEMBERS OF
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 WITH THANKS TO
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