GOAL: DIVERT 70% OF WASTE FROM LANDFILL BY 2020
AEG’s company-wide diversion rate increased from 55% in 2015 to 58% in 2016. We are pleased to see that our overall diversion rate continues to head in an upward trend, but are still working diligently to achieve 70% diversion from landfill by 2020.
As we reported last year, measurement of waste and recycling volumes continues to be a challenge. Waste and recycling services vary depending on location, and given that AEG’s operations span globally, our access to detailed reporting is inconsistent.
We are seeking ways to obtain more accurate data on our different waste and recycling streams. We are also monitoring the amount of food waste we generate annually, and focusing on environmentally preferable means for pre- and post-consumer food waste disposal.