Australian Recycled Rubber
Australian Recycled Rubber Facility
This project will establish a new tyre recycling facility to process car and truck tyres in NSW. Australian Recycled Rubber (ARR) plans to process waste tyres into high quality, uncontaminated crumb rubber and other valuable by-products including steel, rubber chips and rubber granules. These products will be utilised in several industries including the construction and public safety industries. ARR plans to process up to five tonnes per hour of tyre waste, potentially diverting up to 19,200 tonnes per annum of waste tyres from landfill and illegal dumping using Dura-Shred technology. ARR's first facility will be located in Ingleburn. ARR intends to expand its operations to three facilities across Sydney in the future.
Bulk Recovery Solutions
Wet concrete washing plant - above ground mining
This project will establish a wet concrete processing plant at Ingleburn NSW. The plant will receive wet concrete wastes from both agitators and concrete batching plant washout pits. Specialised reclaimers, screens and washers separate and clean waste concrete, producing high value clean recovered material in the form of aggregate, sand and cementitious-spadeable fines. All these components are reusable, including the wastewater which is recycled back into the process. The environmentally friendly system addresses issues in disposing of concrete wastes. There are significant concrete industry logistics savings from reduced transport movements and greater batch plant utilisation.
Expanded Polymer Solutions Pty Ltd
Expanded Polymer Solutions Expanded Polyethylene recycling project
Expanded Polymer Solutions intends to expand their existing Expanded Polystyrene recycling facility in Milperra by installing a Polystar Plastic Recycling machine. This machine will enable the company to process approximately 1200 tonnes of Expanded Polyethylene (EPE) per annum and convert it into recycled Polyethylene pellets that can be utilised for the manufacture of General Purpose Polyethylene products. If successful, this would be the first EPE recovery facility in Australia. With no export options available for EPE, all of the EPE waste currently produced goes to landfill and attracts high landfill fees. This project intends to provide an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to businesses producing EPE as waste.
GL & JC Pilgrim
Plastic oyster basket recycling project|
The oyster industry has been identified as producing a significant waste stream of decommissioned plastic oyster baskets. The funding will cover 25 per cent of an innovative Australian first sustainable project solution for waste plastic oyster baskets that are currently being stockpiled or going into landfill nationally. The project will transport a purpose designed shredder to oyster farm sites in NSW, SA and Tasmania and transport the shredded plastic for recycling in Moama NSW. Plastic oyster baskets are large bulky items that require specialist granulation because of stainless steel clips in the baskets, to create a transportable material that can be floated to remove contaminants and metal and delivered to plastic recyclers for conversion into new products. Water used in the process will be re-used through the flotation/separation process and stainless steel clips will be recycled.
Great Lakes Community Resources Inc.
Soft landings - growing end of life mattress recycling for NSW
Soft Landings will establish one (Newcastle) and upgrade two (Wollongong and Sydney) social enterprise mattress recycling facilities, to increase mattress diversion from the current model of kerbside pick-up, landfill drop-off and illegal dumping to include the processing of commercial and industrial mattresses through our recently established voluntary product stewardship scheme which includes retailers and manufacturers including IKEA, De Rucci and Fantastic Furniture. The project will increase mattress recycling in NSW by an additional 50,000 units in year one rising to an additional 200,000 units by year three. The project will increase recycling by an additional 1600 tonnes in year one rising to 6100 tonnes in year three. The project is an initiative of Resource Recovery Australia, who optimise waste diversion through social enterprise.
Innoveq (Australia) Pty Ltd
Mobile mattress deconstruction and resource recycling unit
The project will build a mobile mattress deconstruction unit that uses high pressure water jets to strip the fabric and foam from mattress springs in 60 seconds (average time). The unit will be licensed to an operator. As the unit is mobile it can be moved to where mattresses are stock piled, deconstruct the mattresses and then move on to the next location. Alternatively it can be used in a fixed location where the mattresses are brought to a central depot for deconstruction. The springs are compressed and recycled and foam/fabric is reused as carpet underlay. This technology which recycles all the components of a mattress, results in less mattresses being currently dumped into landfill, residential streets, public places or stored in warehouses.
IS Recycling Pty Ltd
Don't bin it, just bring it
IS-Recycling will establish a new project called ‘Don't bin it, just bring it’. Funding will be used to purchase 25 additional Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) recycling machines to be distributed to 25 selected clients including shopping centres, councils and retailers free of charge. The client will use this equipment to process their EPS wastes ‘in house’ rather than ‘Bin it’. This will ultimately reduce their current costs through savings on transportation, gate fees etc. quite significantly. It is expected that the project will generate an additional 20-25 jobs.
Macleay Options Inc.
Mattress recycling in the Macleay region
Macleay Options will enhance the safety, efficiencies and diversion outcomes of our mattress processing facility in Kempsey through the construction of a new processing shed, incorporating greater mechanisation of our recycling system. This will ensure a safe work area for our staff, minimise manual handling and provide weather protection for all materials and equipment. We will purchase bailing machines for efficient transport and processing of materials, while continuing to provide employment and training opportunities for people with a disability in the Macleay Valley and surrounding areas including Kempsey.
Materials Recovery Management (Aust) Pty Ltd
Wash glass sand project
Glass recovered from recycling will be aggregated at Pile Road Recycling Facility in Somersby, NSW. The glass will be cleaned, crushed into a sub-one millimetre sand and washed. Technologies have been selected that will reduce the cost of crushing by over 80 per cent and will manufacture a very fine sand that can be used in concrete and concrete block manufacture. The washed sand will be provided to industry to replace natural and manufactured sand. The plant site is well located as it is on the back load route to a large number of quarries and the product can be collected as a back load and blended into sand utilising existing infrastructure.
Newtecpoly Pty Ltd - Declined Offer of Funding
Newtecpoly plastic waste recycling project
Newtecpoly Pty Ltd is a plastic waste recycling facility based in rural NSW that intends to increase its capacity to process plastic film, bulk bags and co-mingled plastics by installing a PolyWaste melter and ancillary infrastructure. This project would divert 4000 tonnes of problem waste from landfill annually using new technology that significantly reduces the cost of recycling plastic waste and uses only half as much energy as compared to traditional plastic recycling processes. The environmental benefits of recycling 4000 tonnes of mixed plastics equate to savings of 251,920 gigajoules of energy, 45,000 mega litres of water and 55,600 cubic metres of landfill space per annum.
Plastic Forests Pty Ltd
Albury Resource Recovery and Recycling Facility
Plastic Forest’s project has three key elements: Australia's first Bulk-a-Bag Recycling facility, processing up to 500,000 plus bags per annum and a garbage bag production line using pellets derived from an internal process to consolidate contaminated Polyethylene (PE) films. By vertically integrating the collection of film, processing and value adding into garbage bags, Plastic Forests can reduce the cost of recycling for waste generators, divert more waste from landfill, ensure consistent demand for pellets and allow customers to achieve a 360 degree economy.
Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces Aust Pty Ltd
On-site Recycling of Outdoor Synthetic Surfaces
The company Synthetic Grass and Rubber Surfaces Aust. Pty Ltd (Synthetic Rubber) specialises in the construction of high quality outdoor synthetic surfaces such as playgrounds and sporting fields. This project is to use a mobile shredding machines to recycle the outdoor rubber surfaces at the time of resurfacing. This provides an economically and environmentally better option to the present solution of disposal as landfill. The anticipated initial annual recycling tonnage is approximately 1,500 tonnes, with expected growth within NSW to greater than 5,000 tonnes per annum over the next seven years.
TIC (Mattress) Recycling Pty Ltd
Automated and advanced end-of-life mattress recycling for NSW
TIC Mattress Recycling and partners are establishing a state-of-the-art automated mattress recycling facility integrated with a network of metropolitan, rural and regional collection and consolidation points across NSW. The project will increase mattress recycling in NSW by an additional 65-85,000 units in year one of full operation rising to an additional 190,000 units by year four. The project will increase resource recovery and recycling by an additional 1800 tonnes in year one rising to about 6000 tonnes in year four. This innovative automated mattress recycling facility and associated state-wide network of collection sites will complement existing mattress recycling processors, leverage retailer take-back opportunities and ensure a long-term sustainable mattress recycling industry.