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Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 9:00am
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Australia

GEOFABRICS PARTNERS WITH VISY TO DRIVE A NO WASTE CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PET

  • Two Australian manufacturing companies partnering to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste to landfill
  • Recycled PET that would otherwise end up in landfill will be re-used in Australia’s infrastructure
  • Every 10,000 tonnes of waste recycled helps our economy by creating 9.2 Australian jobs1

Geofabrics has signed a multi-year partnership with Visy to reduce the number of plastic bottles going into landfill. With 1 billion plastic water bottles purchased every year, Australians are creating 660,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually2. And whilst PET has its place in food packaging, the two companies are working together to ensure that the material ends up in a circular economy, where PET is either recycled or reused.

Dennis Grech, Managing Director & CEO of Geofabrics Australasia

“The relationship between Visy and Geofabrics is a real win-win for Australia. For the first time, Australian sourced recycled plastic bottles are converted into geotextiles that build Australia’s national infrastructure; the roads we drive on, our rail networks and our mining assets. Why does this matter? We are taking plastic waste out of landfills and out of our waterways and oceans and, in doing so, we are building Australia’s recycling industry and creating jobs for all Australians. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Geofabrics and Visy is a wonderful and supportive partner in fulfilling our ambitions for a greener Australia.”

1 National Waste Policy Action Plan (2019)
2 ABC War on Waste (2018)

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