WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Bunnings UK and Ireland waste and packaging

Bunnings UK and Ireland is committed to reducing supply chain resource waste and achieving greater packaging efficiencies, as well as helping customers make sustainable living choices.

Bunnings

All Bunnings Warehouse pilot stores are plastic bag free, instead providing customers with cardboard boxes to take products home or the option to purchase a tote bag.

Homebase

Box bays have been introduced at all Homebase sites to provide customers with an alternative to reusable and single-use carrier bags.

Alongside this initiative, Homebase continued to support Greenfingers a charity that builds therapeutic and recreational outdoor spaces for children’s hospices across the UK, through the sale of single use carrier bags. During the year, more than $65,000 (£38,500) was raised for Greenfingers, 

Year on year, dry mixed recycling, including cardboard, was down 18 per cent following the introduction of box bays. Total waste across our business increased 7.9 per cent.