Posts Tagged ‘glass’

Building Roads with Plastic Bags and Glass

Posted by GlobalPSC at 5:09 pm, August 3rd, 2018Comments0





The GlobalPSC joined one of our Sustaining Corporate Members, Close the Loop, and other stakeholders for the launch of the first road in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, built from soft plastics and glass.

The road, in the Sutherland Shire, incorporated soft plastics (equal to 176,000 plastic bags), glass (equal to over 55,000 glass bottles), toner from almost 4,000 toner cartridges and 66 tonnes of asphalt from reclaimed roads.

Infrastructure service provider Downer notes that the road product, called Plastiphalt, is cost competitive and has a 65 per cent improvement in fatigue life, as well as increased resistance to deformation. These characteristics allow Plastiphalt roads to last longer and to better handle heavy vehicle traffic.

Nerida Mortlock, General Manager of Close the Loop Australia, noted, “Our close partnership with Downer, along with our collaborative partnerships with RedCycle and Plastic Police has allowed us to design, develop and manufacture sustainable products using problematic waste ¬†streams. We are very pleased to see soft plastics used for the first time in a NSW road”.


GlobalPSC Corporate Member – Orora Limited

Posted by GlobalPSC at 9:13 am, January 30th, 2015Comments2

Orora Limited is a leader in innovative packaging solutions, employing 5,700 people across 115 sites in seven countries. Orora supplies a broad range of fibre, metal and glass packaging solutions, as well as packaging-related services including distribution and recycling. The team at Orora prides itself on innovation, working closely with its customers to deliver design and engineering services that ultimately improve the way people consume products in everyday life. Orora is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. 


Beverage Containers on Deposit

Posted by GlobalPSC at 7:00 am, April 2nd, 2013Comments0

Encorp Pacific was founded in 1994 and is an industry operated, not for profit, Product Stewardship Corporation acting on behalf of 250 brand owners of non-alcoholic beverages and in excess of 1000 brandowners of beverage alcohol. The company is responsible for the administration, consumer education and recycling programs for all deposit bearing non-alcoholic beverage containers and all wine, spirits and non-refillable import beer and cooler containers in British Columbia. It operates a network of 170 independently owned ReturnIt depots and transportation and processing infrastructure servicing a population of 4.5 million. Encorp Pacific recycles 175 million pounds annually of mixed aluminum, plastic, glass and fibre board containers with an annual cash flow of C$150 million. Encorp, as a service provider, manages the recycling of dairy containers on behalf of the Dairy Council of BC and end of life electronics (computers, display devices, printers, audio/visual systems and consumer equipment) on behalf of Electronics Products Recycling Association of BC.

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