About 400,000 square metres of office space in Sydney is refitted every year.
Previously almost 80 per cent of what is stripped out of the space was sent to landfill – that’s 25,000 tonnes of material a year just from Sydney’s CBD; 55,000 tonnes of waste if you include all commercial buildings in Sydney.
Tragically, much of the material is still in good condition and perfect for reuse, rehoming or recycling. With so many people in need, and businesses struggling to stay afloat, this really is shocking.
The Better Buildings Partnership has spent the past few years working with suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a better path.