From waste into energy
Reducing landfill waste will continue to be one of the major challenges for local, regional and state authorities. It is becoming more and more important to innovate new ways of reducing our environmental impact urban areas and cities become increasingly dense. Veolia is committed to diverting domestic waste from landfill through sustainable waste management education and strategies, as well as reducing demand on landfill facilities nationally.
One particularly exciting way that Veolia is doing is is through innovative waste processing facilities, transforming Australian cities' waste into energy. This is a crucial step in moving away from a reliance on traditional landfills while meeting the needs of Australian communities. Finding innovative solutions that tackle both our waste disposal needs as well as our energy needs is one way Veolia is contributing to building sustainable Australian cities of the future.
What is a sustainable city?
A sustainable city is one designed with consideration of environmental impact. It is designed to minimise inputs such as energy, water and food, and outputs, such as heat, air pollution and water pollution.
Sustainable development is an essential part of our business. We believe we can make a substantial contribution to the environmental, social and economic challenges of our time, while protecting, supporting and enhancing the human and natural resources needed in the future.
Our innovative facilities
The Ti Tree Bioenergy Facility, the Woodlawn Bioreactor and the SA Thermal Destruction Plant are all examples of Veolia's innovative waste to energy facilities. For more information, check out the case studies below.