Zero Landfill

Zero Landfill

Reducing our Footprint

Reducing our Footprint

At MasterFoods, we’re committed to building a better world tomorrow for all our children. So we’re always looking for ways to reduce our footprint.  

In Australia, the majority of waste that isn’t recycled or reused is disposed of in the nation's landfills. In 2006, we committed to zero waste to landfill. In 2014, we achieved this target thanks to a dedicated on-site team who sort waste; recycling plastic, glass, food and pallets. What we can’t recycle is sent off to be converted into gas or electricity.    

In our quest for sustainability we use the lightest materials possible. Small changes can have a surprisingly big effect. When we changed the label on MasterFoods Squeezy Tomato Sauce bottles for example, we saved almost 10 tons of landfill per year. We’ve also reduced the amount of glass in our jars, which saves 2000 tons of glass every year. 

Small Changes, Big Effects

Small Changes, Big Effects

Small changes can have a big effect. Energy-efficient lighting in our factory has cut power consumption for lighting by 70%. Reducing the amount of glass in our jars saves 2000 tons of glass every year and opting for a lighter label on MasterFoods Squeezy Tomato Sauce bottles. This saves almost 10 tons of landfill per year. Jason Phyland, Supply Director is part of the team working towards reducing our effect on the environment

Within our factory we are relentless in driving efficiency through sustainability to ensure we leave a better world for our children

This story is part of our series on Sustainability