Plastic recovery and recycling in Victoria get a boost

Last Modified: Thu Sep 08 2016 12:16:35 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $848,130
    funding that Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) will provide to two projects involved in recycling flexible plastics according to APC Chief Executive Trish Hyde.
  • 1,500 tonnes
    annual processing capacity that Geelong-based GT Recycling will be able to add based on the new funding. The company converts used packaging into polypropylene compounds which are then used to manufacture a range of new products including plant pots, garden furniture and concrete reinforcing bar stools.
  • 1,000 tonnes
    PVC plastic containers and film that Welvic Australia will help divert from landfill, converting these into new PVC compounds for industrial hoses and mats with the support of the new funding.