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Making an Impact in the Garden

Sustainable landscaping is a way of designing and maintaining beautiful yards, gardens, and larger landscapes to:
  • Reduce harm to the environment;
  • Save time and money with lower maintenance; and
  • Have healthier places to work and play.
Sustainable gardening techniques can not only produce a thriving, beautiful lawn, but can also reduce your water bill and keep garden wastes out of landfills where they contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

Here at Alcoa, as part of our waste management program, we have our very own worm farm located at the Pinjarra Refinery. At each Alcoa site in Western Australia we have 'worm farm' bins, with the contents then delivered to the Pinjarra worm farm. Each year, on average, our worm farm saves about 140,000 kilograms of kitchen waste from going to landfill. Those wrigglers are not only turning rubbish into garden fertiliser - but also giving us the chance to teach young school children, who tour our operations, about a world of new possibilities in our carbon constrained world.

Meanwhile, Alcoa's pledge to environmental sustainability is demonstrated in the 19,000 hectares of rural landholdings we manage at Pinjarra, Wagerup and Boddington — known as Alcoa Farmlands. Alcoa Farmlands has the largest beef breeding herd in the South-West of Australia, producing approximately 2000 tonnes of beef annually. Read more.
Home composting is an economical and convenient alternative to bagging garden debris for disposal.
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The more you know about your regional environment, the more success you'll have growing your garden.
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According to the United Nations, over the next twenty years the supply of fresh water per-person will decline by 33%, so proper water management is essential.
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