2020 Gestion d’actifs

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

visits

77%

average recycling rate

ZERO

waste sent to landfill

+€90,000

combined savings through efficiency gains

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