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BIC Services addresses growing concern on waste generation

Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050. Australia is one of several countries that are disproportionately responsible for the highest levels of waste generation. However, BIC has a strategy to change that.

Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050. Australia is one of several countries that are disproportionately responsible for the highest levels of waste generation. However, BIC has a strategy to change that.

BIC reports that although Australia recycles 63% of its waste, the country still has a long way to go to reach the national target of 80% waste recovery by 2030. BIC's strategy is to reduce its clients' waste to landfill, and improve their resource recovery rates, supported by insightful and meaningful reporting. Supporting clients to improve their building rating schemes, National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), Wellness, and Green Star are also included in the companies' priorities.

The BIC goal is to help its clients achieve 80% resource recovery from their assets by 2030, and to achieve 80% resource recovery from its own office sites. At the centre, BIC's focus is to work with clients to reduce waste by finding and developing innovative products and solutions to make a real difference to the amount of waste that is being generated. BIC's work highlights the importance of waste reduction across its industry. The nature of BIC's business means the company plays an integral role in helping to meet Australia's national targets to deliver on the commitment to support the UN's SDG12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

More specifically, BIC plays a significant role in SDG12.5 – to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse by 2030. In order to reach these goals, BIC is committed to continue its investment in technology – which is fundamental in charting a more sustainable course in the future. This is underpinned by the BIC strategic pillar of innovation. BIC is motivated to improve as a business which is a key driver to maintain an industry advantage. Enter TESS, the Tenant Education and Sustainability System. TESS is the latest technology innovation aimed at improving building NABERs ratings and diverting waste from landfills.

Features of the system are numerous, and highlights include an automated and accurate waste stream data collected continuously; a live feedback reporting platform to the tenants; and educational messages tailored to the tenants targeting their specific improvement opportunities, and more.

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