ASPIRE – Rotometrics

Rotometrics + Global Waste Management = Industrial Symbiosis

Through business engagement for the ASPIRE program, the Hume BEN Officer, Amadis Lacheta met with Gregor Mason at Rotometrics to discuss opportunities for Industrial Symbiosis, or resource exchange between two companies that result in environmental and economic benefits for both companies. The result was a fantastic outcome for the two companies involved.

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ASPIRE – AB Mauri Yeast

Creating energy from waste food

AB Mauri Yeast Australia is a food manufacturer of yeast products for industrial baking and retail products such as bread mixes for household breadmakers. This case describes an initiative to divert 130 tonnes of waste from landfill, savings of $9,000 per year, reduce water consumption by 57,000 litres and save 33 tonnes of CO2 every year. Reprinted with approval from the University of Technology Sydney.

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ASPIRE – Close the Loop (CtL)

Closing the Loop on Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

Based in Somerton, Close the Loop (CtL) is an Australian owned resource recovery and recycling company with a global reputation for providing creative end of life product management services. Specialising in post-consumer recycling (PCR), CtL provides its services to leading global manufacturers of consumer and business to business products.

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ASPIRE – Casafico, Wrapco & Kingston

Creating building products from paper and polystyrene resources

Casafico are manufacturers and innovators of blocks, panels and coating materials that can be used in the Australian building sector. As a family-owned and operated company, they have set out to develop products that minimise their effect on the environment while delivering superior quality. Casafico utilises waste materials such as newspaper, polystyrene, carpet fines and glass in some of their innovative building products. This case showcases the collaboration between Casafico, Wrapco and Kingston Council

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ASPIRE – Waste Converters

Timber and Pallet Recycling

Almost every manufacturer deals with the problem of waste timber in the form of pallets. These are troublesome, as they are difficult to dispose of without taking up costly space in the waste to landfill bin, while they take up valuable space if stored on site. In 2013/14 Sustainability Victoria estimate that Australia generated over 500,000 tonnes of timber waste, with around 340,000 tonnes ending in landfill. There are alternatives to landfill for timber pallets, including the manufacture of particleboard, mulch, compost, fuel and animal bedding. Furthermore, pallets can be repaired and reused, as this case demonstrates.

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