New Victorian distribution centre for Source Separation Systems

Source Separation Systems

Source Separation Systems is opening a new distribution centre in Melbourne as an operational base to manage FOGO projects.

Peter Cruwys, Managing Director says the number of FOGO projects the company is managing in Victoria is increasing dramatically as it continues to partner with more local council and waste contractor clients.

“Given we already make our Kitchen Caddies in Victoria with the post-consumer recycled content from the area, it makes sense for us to also have a distribution base here,” Peter says. “I’m excited that through this investment, we will be even more responsive to customers’ needs.”

The facility is in the commercial precinct in Rowville, central to several neighbouring communities the Source Separation Systems team is working with. It includes almost 1000 square metres of warehouse space, as well as offices and there are plans for a showroom which will be available by appointment.

The facility will start operations in May 2022 with the FOGO team rolling into the City of Whitehorse in partnership with JJs Waste and Recycling. Peter says the project involves the distribution of about 50,000 FOGO Kits, which have been specifically designed to optimise adoption within the multicultural community.

Using its unique FOGO Distribution Software, the Source Separation Systems team will take the FOGO Caddy Kit to each eligible residential household. The kits include an A5 Educational pack, explaining the program in depth in multiple languages.

The Kitchen Caddy is a Hybrid design, featuring a vented lid and solid base, both of which have been made from up to 100 per cent post-consumer recycled content. The design maintains the convenience of a solid base, while the vented lid will allow some aeration around the food waste, encouraging evaporation and minimising smells.

The caddy also features an innovative full colour label, which is moulded into the lid during production for durability. The graphics were created by Source Separation Systems’ designer Natasha, who leveraged her industry experience in FOGO to develop a unique design in consultation with the council project team. It features both colour photos and a multi-lingual approach to ensure instructions are available and accessible to a wide community every time the caddy is used. A roll of 150 Australian Certified Compost-A-Pak Liners, have also been customised with a multi-lingual print.

Peter says the FOGO rollout to the City of Whitehorse has been planned exceptionally well by the council and JJ’s Waste and Recycling teams, who have focused on ensuring the kits and communication messages are tailored for their unique community.

“It’s a great omen for the building that the inaugural project is going to be such a successful one,” he says.

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