Packaging Stewardship Forum e-Forum Newsletter December 2012

On behalf of our members and staff, I would to like to say thank you to the myriad of project partners who have worked with us over the past three years to promote the national call to action to recycle, Do The Right Thing, Use The Right Bin. Through these partnerships, we have installed more than 7,900 new recycling bins, …

Major Retail Expansion in Melbourne’s South East Leaves Green Footprint 

SITA-ResourceCo has helped retail giant Westfield deliver Australia’s second-largest shopping centre. Westfield Fountain Gate, in Melbourne’s outer south- eastern suburbs, has undergone a $340 million redevelopment over the past 18 months and now offers 440 stores. At what was already a very busy retail centre, a construction schedule of 437 working days involved raising a new main structure of more …

Local authorities commend use of recycled glass in road base 

Sustainability Victoria commends the use of recycled sand in road base In March, a tour was conducted of our Laverton recycling facility for visitors representing organisations including Sustainability Victoria, VicRoads and Wyndham City Council.During this tour Sustainability Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer Stan Krpan gave a presentation marking the commissioning of a glass additive bin and associated equipment. Alex Fraser has …

Laying Foundations for Urban Growth

  A major residential and shopping development in one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing areas is coming together with the help of SITA- Resource Co. The Avenue at Casey is nearing completion and the developer, Brown Property Group, is keen to use Resource Co’s recycled crushed concrete on future projects. SITA Resource Co supplied 20mm recycled crushed concrete, which was used as …

Clever solutions from deep space to the nanosphere

A NEW nanomaterial that can absorb 30 times its own weight in oil within minutes could revolutionise the clean-up of oil spills. A team of scientists led by Ying Chen, of Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, developed the material, which owes its absorbent property to the multitude of pores within its unique structure. The material is composed of porous boron …

Milestone signals industry recognition of quality product

SITA-ResourceCo Victoria recently achieved a major industry milestone, marking the end of its first full year of operation. Located at Hampton Park, the SITA-ResourceCo Recovery Facility sold a significant volume of approximately 100,000 tonnes of crushed recycled concrete in the year to June 30 – a sure sign that it is gaining increasing industry recognition. The facility accepts mixed Construction …

Victorian Council ‘Closes the Loop’

One of Australia’s fastest-growing municipalities is reducing costs and improving sustainability through the recycling and re-use of waste concrete. In a seamless and efficient process, City of Casey trucks deliver waste concrete to SITA-Resource Co and leave the Hampton Park site with recycled material for new jobs. As Victoria’s largest municipality and one of the fastest-growing in the nation, the …