Sustainable Future

 

At Optus Stadium, we care about our impact now and in the future. 


Optus Stadium is committed to protecting the environment through:

  • prevention of pollution
  • using environmentally friendly products and technology
  • minimising the use of non-reusable resources including energy and potable water
  • minimising waste
  • developing viable recycling opportunities; and
  • ensuring proper handling and disposal methods are used.

 

Environmental accreditation and certification

Optus Stadium operates an accredited ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System. Optus Stadium is the first Western Australian venue to receive this certification.

As part of our Environmental Management Plan we set annual objectives and targets to reduce utility consumption, waste and to increase how much waste we capture.


Waste management initiatives

The Stadium has a strong track record of waste recovery, and each year since opening has reduced the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Thanks to our fans and visitors, we’ve gone from 77 per cent recovery in 2018, to 83 per cent in 2019, 84 per cent in 2020 and 85 per cent in 2021.

Optus Stadium has a comprehensive Waste Management Plan. The key sustainability objective of the waste management plan is to reduce the amount of waste generated and increase the amount that is recovered, reused and or recycled.

The Western Australian Government has just released its new Waste Strategy. The vision for this strategy is - A sustainable, low-waste, circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste.

Optus Stadium are embracing the circular economy model. It has been long-standing sustainability concept and takes us away from the linear ‘take, make, use and dispose’ model.

Optus Stadium partners with SUEZ Recycling & Recovery to deliver a total waste management service focused on resource recovery and diversion from landfill.


Sustainable transport:

More than 80 per cent of patrons accessing the Stadium and Stadium Park utilise public transport.

The Stadium Park has bike parking spaces to accommodate up to 500 bikes.


Plan for Plastics

At Optus Stadium we’ve been working toward a more sustainable, plastic-free future since opening in 2018.

In June 2021 the WA Government announced its Plan for Plastics.

Plastics have become part of our everyday life. They are inexpensive, convenient and used in many applications. However, the single-use nature of many of these plastics contributes to a wasteful, take-make-dispose economy.

The Plan for Plastics was released in response to community feedback and provides a roadmap towards a more sustainable, plastic-free WA. The plan is consistent with the waste hierarchy by promoting actions that:

  • prioritise avoiding single-use plastics
  • replace single-use items with reusable alternatives wherever possible
  • promote non-plastic single-use alternatives that can be recovered, recycled or composted, if it is not possible to use reusable items
  • minimise litter or contamination of waste treatment facilities by not using single-use plastic

The plan includes introducing regulations to ban single-use plastic items in a two-stage approach. Stage 1 (short-term actions) introduces regulations on 1 January 2022, with Stage 2 (medium-term actions) by 1 January 2023.