Our purpose

Inaction is
not an option.

Australia is experiencing higher temperatures, more extreme droughts, fire seasons, floods and more extreme weather due to climate change.

The increasing rapid changes in climate threaten housing and infrastructure – the challenge of our generation.

We recognise the substantial impact that the building and construction industry has on the environment. ​

 

We are in unprecedented times, where there is momentum in enacting change to ensure we keep our planet healthy and green. To reach this goal, we must collectively change how we do things.

Hot days will become
more frequent.

Australia is experiencing higher temperatures and more extreme weather events due to climate change. The construction industry sector’s greenhouse gas emissions account for approximately 40% of global emissions and the major contributors to these emissions are found in the materials used to construct buildings and infrastructure.

Oceans will become
more acidic.

Protecting our waterways is essential to maintaining environmental sustainability. 80% of the world's oxygen is generated by underwater organisms. Floods threaten the health of our waterways by dumping huge amounts of contaminants downstream. Treating water in crisis events is a recurring problem but managing run-off is a day-to-day issue.

We’re running
out of space.

Of continuing concern is Australia's population growth along the coastline. The formation of massive metropolitan centres with increasing population density could displace much valuable biodiversity and ‘high-value’ agricultural land. Despite this rapid expansion, waste sites have closed or are fast approaching their use-by-date.​

We’re running out
of resources.

The materials used in Australia’s construction industry generates enormous demand on our natural resources. The rising cost and supply chain issues are everyday issues for the entire construction industry. Notably, the huge amount of waste from these projects includes
reuseable materials​.

Less waste,
more opportunity.

Government, businesses, and community are demanding change. Old mindsets of how we used to manage waste streams are no longer acceptable and there is mounting pressure for organisations, large and small, to meet their corporate responsibility commitments.

The industry is faced with rising waste disposal costs and greater government legislation aimed at reducing waste while promoting recycling and repurposing of waste materials. ​

There’s opportunity for the $2 billion the construction industry spends on waste services per year, to be reinvested in solutions that could materially reduce our impact on the environment and transform today’s waste into tomorrow’s foundations.​

Sycle will be commencing OH&S site works on Saturday 20th April to Sunday 21st April and the follow Saturday 27th April& Sunday 28th April.
Works will include upgrading site safety and ensuring onsite OH&S compliancy for staff and customers.