New Zealand-based saveBOARD has received A $ 1.74 million grant from the governments of Australia and New South Wales to build a $ 5 million facility that will transform waste from packaging in high performance building materials.
Australian builders will then be able to replace plywood, particle board and drywall with low carbon, environmentally friendly building boards made from packaging waste such as beverage cartons and paperboards. used coffee cups.
saveBOARD owns the distribution rights in Asia-Pacific for waste construction material technology developed in the United States where it has been widely used for over a decade. saveBOARD has established a plant in Te Rapa near Hamilton that recycles industrial post-production packaging waste from Fonterra and Frucor into building boards that can be ordered now for delivery in December 2021.
The Australian and New South Wales governments and the companies behind the New South Wales project expect the facility to create confidence in a new market for recycled building materials, similar to the roads made from recycled glass, and allow more packaging to become 100% recyclable, in accordance with national standards. packaging targets.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organization (APCO) says this is a huge step forward for beverage cartons and for brands and consumers who use this important type of packaging. “It’s great to see this level of collaboration across the supply chain, tackling post-consumer materials by delivering effective solutions for the local end market,” said Brooke Donnelly, CEO of ‘APCO.
The project is the first collaboration between Tetra Pak and SIG Combibloc in Australia under the umbrella of the Global Recycling Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (GRACE) and is a joint initiative with saveBOARD and its supporters Freightways and Closed Loop.
SaveBOARD Co-Founder and CEO Paul Charteris Says Manufacturing High Performance, Low Carbon Building Materials Using 100% Recycled Materials From Daily Waste Is A Game-Changing And Will Transform The Construction Industry in Australia. “This will strengthen the willingness of the construction industry to adopt more sustainable construction practices.
SaveBOARD’s first Australian plant will reprocess liquid cardboard beverage containers, including aseptic foil-lined packaging and unlined foil containers collected through the container deposit system and coffee mugs collected through the recycling “Simply Cups”. It will also source materials from document recycling company Shred-X.
With additional materials from industrial processes, these items will be used to make high performance low carbon building products to replace gypsum board, particle board and oriented strand board (OSB) that may be used. used for interior and exterior applications.
The saveBOARD process uses heat and compression to bond materials, eliminating the need for glues or other chemical additives, to produce a clean product free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), suitable for use in homes and commercial buildings .
Tetra Pak Oceania Managing Director Andrew Pooch says the solution demonstrates Tetra Pak’s commitment and contribution to a low-carbon economy. “It’s more than just an investment for us. It’s the right thing to do – help limit waste to landfill and support technology that improves local waste collection and recycling infrastructure. Cartons are the most sustainable packaging option for beverages in Australia. With a bespoke whole carton recycling solution, we are excited to contribute to a robust circular economy in Australia. “
SIG Combibloc Australia & New Zealand Managing Director Adam Lipscomb says SIG is delighted to support this first full recycling solution for beverage cartons on Australian soil. “Cartons are the first sustainable choice for food and beverage packaging in Australia, and today’s announcement further strengthens our leadership position. This project is a key step towards achieving full circularity for beverage cartons in Australia, and we look forward to seeing it come to fruition. “
Freightways, CEO of Mark Troughear, says his investment in saveBOARD enables the logistics company to grow its waste renewal division through a commitment to circular waste solutions with minimal carbon kilometers, while delivering new strategic growth category. “SaveBOARD complements an end product solution for Freightways, where waste can be reclaimed and reused in world-class products while utilizing our core capabilities in the pickup, processing and delivery channels,” said Mr. Troughear .
Closed Loop Managing Director Rob Pascoe says saveBOARD products will be the low carbon interior and exterior panel products on the market. “SaveBOARD promises a better, greener and more affordable solution that can lead us towards a more sustainable future. This is the perfect example of the circular economy in action, ”says Pascoe.
save TIP (SB) was founded with the sole purpose of solving the growing problem of packaging waste in Australasia and finding sustainable solutions. By implementing proven and scalable upcycling technologies that transform locally collected waste into high performance, low carbon building materials distributed locally. saveBOARD is committed to being an industry leader and ending waste pollution.
The saveBOARD product is a healthy board, made with zero water, zero glue, zero chemicals and zero emissions of VOCs or formaldehydes. The product’s green credentials meet all obligations under the 14G Building Act, reducing environmental waste and up to 90 percent carbon reduction. Scrap and end-of-life panels can also be salvaged for remanufacturing into new panel products, providing a zero waste to landfill solution.
More information on saveBOARD is available at www.saveboard.nz
Freightways Limited(NZE: FRE) has varied business operations in New Zealand and Australia divided into three main portfolios, Express Package, Business Mail and Information Management. Listed on the NZX in September 2003, its brand portfolio today includes New Zealand Couriers, Post Haste Couriers, Dataprint, DX Mail, SUB60, Stuck, Now Couriers, Kiwi Express Couriers, Castle Parcels, Security Express, Pass The Parcel, Lit Support, Shred-X, Med-X, TIMG, Freightways Information Services, Fieldair Holdings Limited and Parceline.
About Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak is a global leader in food processing and packaging solutions. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we deliver safe, innovative and environmentally friendly products that meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries every day. With over 25,000 employees worldwide, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our promise, “PROTECT WHAT’S GOOD ™,” reflects our vision to be committed to making food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com
About SIG Combibloc
SIG is a leading provider of aseptic carton packaging systems and solutions. We work in partnership with our customers to bring food and drink products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Our unique technology and exceptional capacity for innovation enable us to provide our customers with end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories and connected packages, all to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers. Sustainability is integral to our business and we go beyond good to create a positive net food packaging system.
Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The skills and experience of our approximately 5,900 employees around the world enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our customers in more than 60 countries. In 2020, SIG produced 38 billion cardboard bricks and generated 1.8 billion euros in sales. SIG has an ESG AA rating by MSCI, a rating of 18.8 (low risk) by Sustainalytics and a CSR Platinum rating by EcoVadis. For more information visit www.sig.biz
About the closed loop
Closed loop environment solutions are innovators in waste recycling and changing the way people collect, process and reuse waste. Closed Loop is committed to building a circular economy by helping our partners prevent waste from going to landfill and turning it into products that re-enter the local supply chain, eliminating future landfills.
More information on Closed Loop is available at https://closedloop.com.au/
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