Towards a circular economy

Stripout waste

The BBP is continuing its work to fully understand  the waste outcomes of tenancy fits outs and test systems and approaches to deliver more of a circular economy solution. This  networking event presented ground-breaking research on the topic, global supply chain best practice and the results of one member’s de-fit trial. Watch the presentations and the industry’s views on the emerging circular economy around fitout materials below.

Industry opinion

Following the above presentations, we asked industry for their views on the topics of the value of waste, the circular economy concept and the big opportunities for Australia in this space. Here’s what they had to say:

Kerryn Wilmot, UTS – Institute for Sustainable Futures

Market Research: Tenancy fitout material attitudes and practices
The BBP has engaged the Institute for Sustainable Futures to conduct research to identify which materials contribute the highest volume of waste in fitouts and produce recommendations for material flows and areas for improvement. Hear about the preliminary findings.

Alexander Collot d’Escury, CEO – Desso

Global supply chain best practice
Hear about the Desso journey towards going circular and their innovative Cradle to Cradle® design in carpets and textile which is enabling them to make the shift from the linear ‘take, make and dispose’ economy to the circular economy.

Sue Wiblin, National Manager – Community Engagement – The GPT Group

Case study – Trialling best practice de-fits: social enterprise and landfill diversion BBP member
The GPT Group seized an opportunity to trial better quantification and social enterprise workforces in stripping out and de-fitting 3 floors in the MLC Centre. Hear from Sue about the process and results including how the trial tested the ability to balance environmental and social sustainability without compromising economic sustainability.