Environmental Awareness

Mary MacKillop Place believes that we have a responsibility to care for and protect the environment in which we operate.

We are fully committed to improving environmental performance across all of our business activities, and will encourage our business partners and members of the wider community to join us in this effort.
Mary MacKillop Place recognises our key impacts to be in the areas of: energy use raw material use waste generation water use procurement.

We will strive to:

  • Adopt the highest environmental standards in all areas of operation, meeting and exceeding all relevant legislative requirements;
  • Assess our organisational activities and identify areas where we can minimise impacts;
  • Minimise waste through careful and efficient use of all materials and energy;
  • Purchase sustainable products wherever feasible; Publicise our environmental position;
  • Train employees in good environmental practice and encourage employee involvement in environmental action;
  • Continually assess the environmental impact of all our operations.

Mary MacKillop Place is developing a series of action plans to supplement each of our environmental policy objectives.

Organic & 100% Direct Trade Coffee

 

We use Wild Timor Coffee – a wild single origin coffee grown organically under ancient shade canopies.

100% DIRECT TRADE – The coffee is traded directly from farmers, empowering Timorese people to become self-sufficient.

Sit and enjoy a cup of our delicious coffee knowing that you are supporting a team who is helping a community in need.

 

 


 

Caring for our Environment


Each year 3 billion takeaway cups & lids are discarded in Australia and most are never recycled.

You can help minimise the waste by bringing your reusable cup when purchasing your coffee. Because we are a Responsible Café, we will take 50c off your coffee price when you bring your reusable cup.

We offer, at below market price, the fashionable reusable KeepCup which is available in different sizes and materials.

Together we can make a difference!

 


 

Earth Power


Our food waste doesn’t go to waste.

We use EarthPower Technologies. They pick up and process all our food waste to produce green electricity and nutrient-rich-by-product fertiliser.

Imagine if ALL food waste was managed this way 🌍🙌🏽

To find out more – head over to: earthpower.com.au

 

 


Which bin?

We ask everyone who visits Mary MacKillop Place to be aware of their environmental impact and be mindful of where their waste ends up.

 

Yellow: Recyclables
Blue: Paper and Cardboard
Red: Landfill

 

 

 


 

Guest Amenities

We’re always looking to improve the quality of our guest amenities while also considering the impact on our environment. In an effort to cut down on plastic packaging, all guest rooms are now provided with one (recycled and recyclable) bottle of Natural Earth’s conditioning shampoo with Active Manuka Honey. And one locally made soap without packaging. We hope you enjoy these quality products as much as we do.

 

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

 

 


 

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