Sustainability - Richgro
  • Nearest Store: Mitre 10 SUNLITE MITRE 10 PITT ST – COMMERCIAL 74 Pitt Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000

Environmental Contribution

At Richgro, sustainability is part of our core business.

Our commitment to sustainability is always evident through the decisions we make and actions we take on a daily basis. We are committed to producing environmentally sustainable products and services where practical whilst doing so with a zero carbon footprint.

Products and services that contribute to more positive environmental outcomes.

The core of the Richgro business which is the supply of recycled organics is testament to the company’s business ethics of recycling and reusing products in a beneficial way for the environment.

Safer alternatives and a move towards chemical free growing

There has also been a very strong move towards safer alternatives to minimises the use of harsh chemicals on the soil, with products such as Naturally based Beat-A-Bug and Beat-A-Weed Natural Weedkiller.

Water saving products and waterways friendly

The company is well known for its ongoing commitment to the preservation of our precious water resource with the development of such products as EZI-WET soil soaker and waterways friendly fertilisers.

Renewable energy for sustainability

Generating 100% carbon free electricity whilst diverting organic waste from landfill.

The company is proud to have launched the first food waste to energy power generation facility in Perth where 100% of food waste collected from various industries is converted into either energy or fertiliser.

Diverting waste from landfill for 100% certified organic output

All waste output from the AD process is used in composting of organic product on site or used in agriculture to add organic nutrient content to arid farming soils. This waste output is Certified Organic.

Over 100,000 tonnes of waste has been diverted from landfill

To date over 100,000 tonnes of waste has been diverted from landfill and recycled through Richgro’s AD plant which was then converted into clean energy.

Zero Waste Countdown

Our ongoing sustainability commitment in diverting waste from landfill through our Anaerobic Digester Plant.

Amount of Waste Diverted
Amount of Electricity Generated

Sustainable Packaging

Richgro recognises the role it has to play in providing products that minimise their impact on the environment and consumers.

Richgro is proud to have won the Agriculture and Nurseries Industry Sector Award for this year’s APCO Annual Awards. The awards recognise APCO Members for their commitment to achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets, through innovative packaging solutions and collaboration across the entire packaging value chain. Read more…

Our latest APCO Annual Report and Action Plan can be viewed here: APCO ANNUAL REPORT AND ACTION PLAN 


  • Buy recycle policy is a cornerstone of our purchasing process
  • 100% of our plastic product packaging is recycled or recyclable material
  • 100% of cartons, pallet liners and covers are made of recycled / recyclable material
  • 70% of all product sales are composts and organics which are essentially recycled products diverted from landfill
  • All timber products (sawdust , pine bark etc.) are sourced from sustainable / renewable timber growth forests