Mildura Regional Waste Management Group is a finalist in the 2010 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities Awards.
The Mildura Regional Waste Management Group was recently presented with their finalist certificate in the Environmental Innovation category at Integrated Recycling by Keep Australia Beautiful representatives.
Integrated Recycling is part of the Integrated Packaging Group.
Mildura Regional Waste Management Group has won the nomination based on their focussed efforts in polystyrene recycling that has seen a tremendous reduction in the amount of polystyrene reaching the landfill.
About 4.82 tonnes of expanded polystyrene received by Mildura Landfill till date has been sent to Integrated Recycling’s plant for reprocessing into various useful timber-substitute products.
Integrated Recycling’s innovative technology converts the polystyrene waste into products such as bollards for playgrounds and parks, outdoor furniture, decking as well as vineyard posts among others.
Polystyrene is a recyclable material that can be recycled continuously, preventing their entry into landfills.