We are also committed to helping customers live more sustainably in the home and garden, and we are proud of the role we play in supporting local communities to make a positive difference through small but impactful actions.
Bunnings will continue to work with the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation and other industry bodies to keep our customers updated as new recycling pathways are explored.
At Bunnings, we provide recycling facilities at selected stores for a range of materials that customers use at home or at work.
In late 2021, Bunnings launched a national battery recycling program. This service is available to customers throughout all stores and trade centres across Australia and New Zealand.
We accept household single use and rechargeable batteries such as:
We ask that you tape your batteries before placing them in your local collection unit. We cannot accept lead acid batteries, car batteries, products with embedded batteries or other batteries that do not fit into the battery collection unit slot. Find out more here.
Through this program, customers are welcome to return used plant packaging made from polypropylene plastic (PP5) for recycling at participating stores, including plant pots, stakes and labels. We also welcome customers to take returned pots out of the collection units for reuse at home, free of charge.
In partnership with social enterprise Minda, selected South Australian stores offer e-waste and appliance recycling so you can return and recycle any product with a power cord. Bunnings has supported the Unplug ‘N’ Drop program since 2017, which helps employ local South Australians with a disability. Please contact your local store before visiting to find out whether this program is available.
We also provide D.I.Y. advice and regularly participate in educational campaigns to help customers make informed choices when choosing water saving products for their home and garden.
We understand the challenges of modern slavery are complex and require all businesses to respond to this global issue collectively. We welcomed the introduction of the Australian Modern Slavery Act in 2018 and our annual Modern Slavery Statement and Supply Chain Overview details our efforts in combatting modern slavery.
Bunnings are also members of the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia; the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative focused on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
In 2021, Bunnings co-signed an open letter to the New Zealand government supporting the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in New Zealand to combat modern slavery and uphold human rights in our region.
You can learn more about our responsible timber sourcing actions over the last two decades in the timber sourcing timeline below.
|Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders.|
|The PEFC and Responsible Wood logos identify products from sustainably managed forests through independent third-party certification. Forest certification provides assurances that forests are conserved and managed responsibly.|
Bunnings proactively engages with suppliers to strongly encourage adherence to product safety standards. This includes regular product audits to monitor conformance with mandatory standards and independent safety tests on selected products to confirm compliance with safety standards and customer expectations. Bunnings is also working towards increasing the range of alternative low and non-toxic chemical products, supported by industry research, to identify new and safer ingredients.