Pact Group’s Sustainability Division receive Government funding to expand recycling capacity

27 June 2019

Pact Group’s Sustainability Services division (Astron) has received $2.5m in funding from the Queensland Government’s Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Planning. The funding will expand Astron Sustainability’s operations in Wacol Queensland with new infrastructure to recycle post-industrial LDPE soft-film such as pallet, shrink and stretch wrap and post-consumer LDPE soft-film such as films and plastic bags.

When completed, the site will have the capacity to process an additional 7,000 tonnes per annum into a wide range of usable product such as slip-sheets, underground cable covers and industrial rigid packaging. Any surplus will be sold both locally and internationally and significantly increase Australia’s export market for recycled resin.

Andrew Smith, Executive General Manager of Pact Group’s Sustainability division said “We are thankful for the support we have received from the Queensland Government. Expanding our local infrastructure will allow the industry to increase the circularity of plastic material.

“Creating end markets for problematic waste streams will also provide a direct economic incentive to avoid leakage of material into natural systems and avoid taking up unnecessary space in Queensland’s landfills”.

This is the first of several important projects that Pact Group has planned to drive the circular economy in Queensland.

The overall budget for this initiative is $5m of which the department’s contribution is $2.5m.

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