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Bush Boake Allen Australia

Reducing the Volume of General Waste



WJ Bush commenced operations in Australia in 1893 and over the ensuing years has developed into Australia's leading flavour and fragrance house. There are currently 39 Bush Boake Allen sites worldwide. Bush Boake Allen's Dandenong facility, on a 5-hectare site within a light industrial area, has seven buildings with nearly 12,000 square metres under roof. Bush Boake Allen Australia owns the site and has operated there for the past six years. The company has 86 employees at the Dandenong site.

Waste management focus

Analysis of the results of the benchmarking program undertaken by the company identified the volume of general waste as an area offering one of the best initial opportunities to improve its environmental performance and its economic efficiency.

Waste management program

After conducting a comprehensive audit of the general waste and recycling streams generated in all departments at the Dandenong manufacturing site, the company undertook the following measures:

Operational and management issues


By the end of the first year of this program, Bush Boake Allen Dandenong has:

The company has established an environmental team with representatives from management, environmental, technical, engineering and operations functional areas.

Nest stage

Bush Boake Allen Dandenong has set up environmental management programs for:


Human Resources Manager
Bush Boake Allen Australia
310 Dandenong Valley Highway
Victoria 3175
Tel: (03) 9788 9200
Fax: (03) 9768 3652
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This case study was prepared by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Victoria. Environment Australia would like to thank them for allowing us to display their case study on our web site.