Cindy the seal demonstrates recycling to Pet Porpoise Pool visitors.
Cindy the seal demonstrates recycling to Pet Porpoise Pool visitors.

A seal of approval for recycling

COFFS Harbour’s Pet Porpoise Pool has received top marks in its first recycling “exam”.

Late last year, the Pet Porpoise Pool designed and installed three recycling stations, with Handybin Waste Services providing clear signage for each.

The first waste assessment for the facility showed that four out of every five bins from the Pet Porpoise Pool was recyclable material.

This represents a diversion of almost 80 per cent of the pool’s waste away from landfill, described as “quite staggering” by one observer.

The environment manager for Handybin Waste Services, Darryn Westman, said they were very impressed with the results, which showed just what could be achieved.

“The management and staff of the Pet Porpoise Pool work very hard to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, and educating visitors about recycling forms part of the show,” he said.

Staff members are no strangers to implementing environmentally sound practices throughout all operations and chief executive officer Paige Sinclair is a champion for sustainability.

“We set up the recycling stations to help our visitors understand how to use the different bins and make the bins easy to use,” Ms Sinclair said.

For more information on waste management and recycling for business, contact Darryn Westman on 6652 1733.



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