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Australian manufacturers innovating with recycled content

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A series of 19 short videos showing Australian manufacturers working with recycled material has been released by the Commonwealth Sustainable Procurement Advocacy and Resource Centre.

The Recycled Content in Use series aims to raise awareness about the importance of recycling, how government and industry are developing solutions and how the community can get involved.

The project aims to raise awareness about the importance of recycling, how government and industry are developing solutions and how the community can get involved.

The first eight videos were launched last November during National Recycling Week, and featured manufacturers working in road and rail infrastructure, outdoor infrastructure, concrete, and office and indoor fit outs.

The now completed series casts the net wider still, featuring innovations in recycled paper, recycled timber office furniture, irrigation and drainage, and carpet underlay, as well as further developments in infrastructure.

One new video shows Dunlop Flooring turning pre-consumer and post-consumer rubber foam waste into high performance carpet underlay for use in some of Australia’s most iconic buildings such as Parliament House in Canberra and the Opera House in Sydney.

Another shows Mildura’s Integrated Recycling turning plastic and polystyrene waste into Duratrack railway sleepers, which are currently being trialled across the country.

For the full video series, visit: www.awe.gov.au

 

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