2020 ESG

A better route to waste management – a case study in continuous improvement

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A better route to waste management – a case study in continuous improvement

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Waste Management is a challenge that can be tackled through a range of well-considered measures:

  • CascaiShopping’s implemented signage improvements and waste collection areas increasing the shopping centre’s recycling rate in 9% since 2015.
  • GaiaShopping, with the reorganisation of the segregation area and the purchase of a simple transporting equipment the annual savings are expected to be more than €43,000.
  • 8ª Avenida with a simple change in the process was able to reduce workload for the waste management service suppliers allowing them to treat 8% more waste in 2017 as compared to 2016.
  • GuimarãeShopping implemented several measures that allowed to avoid costs of €7,500 per year and to improve the recycling rate by 30%.

Each shopping centre identified a range of low-cost but complementary improvements focused on:Every centre transformation starts with an analysis of the asset’s strengths and weaknesses, plus an examination of the catchment’s potential, balanced with the risks of competition.

  • Identify and eliminate any inefficiency in the process and equipment
  • Improved waste segregation facilities for tenants and suppliers
  • Enhanced signage and communications to encourage waste segmentation
  • Automation of waste storage and collection in waste docks to reduce health risks to contractors and service suppliers

38 million



average recycling rate


waste sent to landfill


combined savings through efficiency gains

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