Since the approval of the Environmental Sustainability Plan by the SwanCare Board late in 2021, the Environmental Sustainability Committee (consisting of both SwanCare staff and residents), have met to discuss the roll out of the key initiatives for the next 12 months.
Environmental Sustainability Plan
Since the approval of the Environmental Sustainability Plan by the SwanCare Board late in 2021, the Environmental Sustainability Committee (consisting of both SwanCare staff and residents), have met to discuss the roll out of the key initiatives for the next 12 months. These initiatives include:
- Environmental awareness campaigns
- Study of a potential car sharing scheme and electric vehicle charging
- Expansion of village exchange program for harder to recycle items
- Investigate additional waste diversion including green waste, construction waste and improved recycling facilities within the village
- Identify additional solar power opportunities and seek exemption from Western Power for additional solar power installations on the South-Eastern side of Adie Court
- Opportunities for additional tree planting within the village
A Residents Environmental Action Group has also been formed to feedback information from residents into the Environmental Sustainability Committee.
SwanCare’s diversion to landfill was up 400% in January which is a fabulous feat. Keep recycling where you can! Happy World Earth Day for 22nd April. You can celebrate by teaching others to recycle and making changes to ensure you are not using single use plastic.
Containers for Change
We have cracked the $1,000 mark for the Containers for Change program! The funds raised are currently contributing to the installation of the solar lighting along Le Breton Lane.
Keep dropping your containers in the blue bins around the village to help keep the total rising. Just remember only to place empty loose containers with the 10c mark on them. Take lids off and do not place them in plastic bags. No wine bottles or other recyclables please without the 10c mark as these may reduce the total donation received.
If you do not wish to place your containers in the blue bins around the village or would prefer to only give a part of your cash refund to SwanCare, you can take your containers to many refund points. At the refund point you can choose to receive the full refund or donate to a charity of your choice. You can donate to SwanCare by asking for the whole container refund or part of it to be assigned to scheme ID C10313407.
$1,256 has been raised to date through 7,407 aluminium cans, 1,772 glass containers, 92 HDPE plastic, 903 liquid paperboard, and 2,386 PET. Remember all containers you donate go straight back to village initiatives at Bentley.
The Environmental Sustainability Plan is available for download here.