Most Australian councils have recycling services and this is the appropriate recovery channels for those materials. However, when people cannot or do not use those channels, Global Renewables acts as a safety net recovering recyclables like plastic, paper and metals from household waste. Similarly, as a responsible company, Global Renewables also recovers hazardous or dangerous materials such as lead acid batteries or gas cylinders from the waste stream for others to recycle or for appropriate disposal.
Global Renewables continues to strive to refine its recycling processes to bring its diversion rate up ultimately to 100 per cent and to direct that recovered resource to sustainable reusable markets. The company is doing this by further refining the “Reduce, Recover, Recycle” philosophy while also developing new processes to economically recover materials that have traditionally been viewed as non-recyclable materials. A range of initiatives have been developed that add incremental improvements to improve the quantity or quality of the recyclables that we recover. These initiatives include adding further cleaning steps as well as the installation of an automatic optical sorter machine (“TITECH autosort”) which separates the plastic film from the wind sifted paper without manual sorting.
Plastic is recycled and turned into commodities such as plastic pellets or directly into products such as plastic film, industrial plastic pipes used for various purposes, garden furniture or construction products by our recycling partners.
Each year, we aim to divert 8000 tonnes of plastic from landfill.
Recovered plastic bottles are cleaned and baled ready to be shipped for further processing.
In a typical year, the facility recovers around 3000 tonnes of steel and 300 tonnes of aluminium.
Scrap aluminium used beverage can bundles.
These bundles are sold to third parties to melt down and turn into aluminium ingots.
Each year, the Eastern Creek facility recovers around 3500 tonnes of paper annually.
Paper is positively sorted and recycled into cardboard and paper by our recycling partners.