“We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules, the rules have to change. We need a system change, rather than just individual change – but we can’t do one without the other.” – Greta Thunberg
With a vision to be the leading South African precinct focused, retail-centred REIT, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) has already made bold commitments to changing some of its business operations that will support accelerated and positive changes, by reducing carbon emissions, water use and waste generation at its malls across the country – Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square among them.
The goal of playing a significant role in removing single-use plastics out of landfills has given rise to the policy of replacing single-use plastic shopping bags with sustainable alternatives by 1 January 2020.
A new initiative for Sandton City, a bank of reverse vending machines, has recently launched and offers customers the option to “sell” their recyclable waste, while making recycling a part of their daily routine. L2D co-owned malls all feature state-of-the-art recycling and waste management facilities that will play a significant role in contributing towards achieving the commitment of NetZero waste to landfill by the end of 2020.
L2D malls are ecosystems that provide enabling environments for some of the world’s most iconic and most demanding brands, L2D therefore understands that partnerships with stakeholders is crucial in accelerating climate positive impact.
In line with its Good Spaces strategic building block, that aims to create resilient spaces that are agile, adaptable and aligned to Sustainability Development Goals, L2D has implemented its “Be The Change” campaign, aimed at educating, inspiring and appealing to all stakeholders to change and join the movement – adopting climate positive practises in their everyday lives. “Be The Change” has been rolled out across all of L2D’s co-owned malls, with extensive initiatives in place to educate the public about the importance of recycling and resource saving.
This is just the beginning of L2D’s “Be The Change” movement – 2020 will see the full execution of the campaign, which will host a line-up of sustainability events and other marketing and operational related features.
Lead the Change. Be the Change. See the Difference.
In an effort to eradicate single-use plastic from our everyday lives, there are effective ways of disposing of it mindfully. One suggestion being, making your own EcoBrick. Click here to find out more about this creative sustainable way to make use of a plastic bottle for good.
Our Reverse Vending Machines make going green easy and unlocks financial value from your recyclables. Click here to find out how it works and where you can find it at Sandton City.
Spend R350 or more between 13 – 15 February 2020 in Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square and receive a free spekboom plant. To find out how to get your free spekboom plant and learn interesting facts about this wonder plant, click here.