The most sustainable company on the ASX?

by Tiffany Paczek
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Planet Ark and Bingo Industries have joined forces once again in a bid to make recycling and waste management company Bingo the most sustainable company on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

Planet Ark has announced its renewed partnership with Bingo, and the renewal affirms both companies’ deep commitment to the diversion of waste from landfill through recycling and resource recovery in a circular economy.

Since the partnership began in 2011, Planet Ark and Bingo have collaborated on a number of key sustainability initiatives. These have included a waste education program for the community and primary school-aged children, aimed at building awareness and encouraging positive environmental practices.

Next, the partnership will focus on making Bingo the most sustainable company on the ASX. This will be achieved, in part, by creating a solar power network through the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of Bingo’s recycling and recovery facilities.

Daniel Tartak, Bingo’s CEO, says, “Over the past seven years our partnership with Planet Ark has been invaluable. What we have been able to achieve together is something I am very proud of and with our renewed partnership we will be striving for even bigger, more ambitious sustainability goals. Our aim is to lead the industry in sustainable business practices and be a steward of change by increasing the diversion of waste from landfill and investing in new state-of-the-art technology to increase recovery rates.”

Planet Ark’s CEO Paul Klymenko says, “It’s been very rewarding to work, [seeing] what was once a small family-owned skip bin company grow to become an exemplar for others in the recovery and recycling of building and demolition waste. We are extremely proud of this partnership and our relationship with Bingo Industries. They are major disruptors in the industry and together we are shaping the way forward for the waste industry.

“For the next phase of our partnership, we’re excited to help make Bingo the most sustainable company on the ASX. We will achieve this by installing solar and smart battery energy systems across their sites, improving their energy and water efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of their truck fleet,” Klymenko adds.

As major sponsors of Planet Ark’s recently refreshed ‘Recycling Near You’ website – Australia’s largest online recycling resource – Bingo are helping millions of people each year to search for recycling drop-off locations. Visit recyclingnearyou.com.au for further information on recycling a wide range of items, from computers, TVs, batteries and paint to mobile phones, printer cartridges, milk and juice cartons and more.

For further information about Planet Ark, visit www.planetark.org or join the conversation with @ourplanetark (Instagram), @planetark (Twitter) and facebook.com/planetark/ (Facebook).

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