Social procurement is offering significant environmental, economic and social benefits for Victoria’s construction industry and is feeding down to the resource recovery sector.
Victoria’s reliance on extractive resources is increasingly becoming an unviable prospect, but a new solution will soon see more construction and demolition materials recovered in the state.
Dealing with large-scale infrastructure projects in Melbourne has led to a need to minimise disruption by using non-destructive digging, but this approach is prompting new and innovative solutions to clean up the resulting waste.
With assistance from Repurpose It and Eastern Plant Hire, the North Eastern Program Alliance coordinated a resource recovery program on major Victorian level crossing removal projects.
Resource recovery specialist Repurpose It will use an Australia-first technology to help recycle residual glass from materials recovery facilities for civil construction.
Repurpose It’s George Hatzimanolis explains why the company is building Australia’s first construction and demolition washing plant.