We're turning food into energy
We’re putting on more shows each year and hosting more visitors than ever. There are millions of food and drink orders each year, which always comes with leftovers.
In 2016, we introduced a new waste management program and started recycling even more types of materials: from the usual papers and plastics to mobile phones, fluoro tubes, toner cartridges and batteries.
In 2017, we started moving our food waste – from staff and performers in the Green Room, concerts, visiting artists, catering – to Earth Power, an organics facility where we convert it into energy.
We’ve also rolled out an educational program on waste management for people that work with us, such as: our events companies, food operators, Resident Companies like Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.
By the numbers: 5000 cubic metres of waste produced each year, we increased our waste recycling wait from 25% to 60%.