How MCEC is diverting waste from landfill

Single use plastics

We have banned plastic straws and are diverting over 30,000 straws and 500,000 plastic bottles from landfill.

Keeping you caffeinated sustainably

From keep cups at our cafes, biodegradable coffee cups and lids, through to being the first convention centre in the world to recycle Nespresso pods (65,000 a year).

Waste reduction

Our onsite organic dehydrator reduces the volume of organic waste by 75-80 per cent. In 2018 we diverted 67 per cent of all waste from landfill using 15 waste streams.

Supporting the community

We are proud to be an ongoing supporter of OzHarvest. In FY18/19 we redistributed 56,277 meals through their food rescue donation program.

Awards and Accolades

6 star green star rating

The first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating.

Best Corporate Citizen award

Best Corporate Citizen at 2018 Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence.

Premier’s Sustainability Award

2018 Premier’s Sustainability Award – government category for Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.

EarthCheck Gold Certified 2019

Has been assessed as meeting gold certification (seven years) requirements of the EarthCheck company standard