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Circular economy

As part of our zero waste ambition, we’re looking to embed practices to shift Meridian to a more ‘circular’ way of operating – one that seeks to optimise the circulation of resources and avoid unnecessary consumption and waste creation.

What is the circular economy?

The circular economy is a system where materials never become waste and nature is regenerated. In a circular economy, products and materials are kept in circulation through careful design and processes like maintenance, reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing, recycling and composting.

What’s Meridian doing to play its part?

As we’re a large generator, developer and retailer of energy, our waste impacts are from: the operation, maintenance and repowering of our generation assets; the construction of new renewable assets; and our corporate offices.

Overall, Meridian is committed to being a sector leader in advancing and/or implementing circular solutions for the materials and key items we use in and at our assets. Our ambition is for zero waste when operational assets (such as solar panels, batteries, turbines, concrete and metals) reach the ends of their useful lives.

We’re also committed to demonstrating best-practice waste management at our construction sites and corporate offices by targeting zero waste to landfill. Find out more about our approach to waste management:

Tackling Zero

Tackling Zero is Meridian’s quarterly newsletter for people whose roles or studies are focused on sustainability, or for whom this is an area of interest. Each issue will offer Meridian’s insights into a topical sustainability issue, as well as stories on how we, our customers and supply chain partners are tackling sustainability. It also includes links to recent Meridian disclosures such as new policies and reports.