We’ve set ourselves ambitious sustainability goals and are continually improving our operations to lessen our impact on the environment.
In the 12 months since opening, we have identified additional opportunities to ensure we are environmentally sustainable and are taking steps to further enhance our environmental credentials.
But we won’t stop there. To challenge our thinking and ensure we remain at the forefront of environmental management, we continue to explore new opportunities and engage industry experts to advise us on sustainability initiatives and landfill diversion.
Recycle and reuse
At Howard Smith Wharves, we strive to recycle and reuse wherever possible.
In addition to recycling all plastics and paper, our glass crushers process 100% of our glass bottles, with the output being used to make other bottles and as construction sand for road base and pipe bedding.
All cardboard is collected and turned into new boxes using our high-capacity cardboard baler, while the collection from our 11 x 30,000L rainwater tanks help water the gardens throughout the precinct, for visitors to enjoy.
As a large entertainment precinct with multiple dining options, we understand the importance of minimising food waste and are committed to exploring ways to reuse organic materials.
Our onsite composters take up to 800kg of food waste per day, turning it into fertiliser which then goes back to Maleny Dairy farmers to keep their pastures healthy and their cattle happy. Dairy farmers are also taking all the spent grain from Felons Brewing Co. to feed their herd.
We have also recently added four composters behind Howard’s Hall which munch food waste.
To showcase our environmental credentials and encourage greater awareness of environmental issues within the community, Howard Smith Wharves will soon be hosting public information sessions about our composting and other sustainability initiatives. Details will be made available on our website and Facebook page.