Reconophalt road laid at the John Holland Maintenance Facility in Kangy Angy

John Holland paves the way with recycled roads.

John Holland and Plastic Police® collaborate on Australia-first sustainability initiative. Date: 3 July 2020 Soft plastics collected on this Central Coast infrastructure project have been recycled into roads for the same project in an Australia-first sustainability initiative. During the construction of Transport for NSW’s New Intercity Fleet Maintenance Facility in Kangy Angy, John Holland employees…

Photo: Perforated cardboard packaging (Source: Mastershread)

Reducing soft plastic use: A success story

Quarry Mining extracts value from waste Plastic Police® participant Quarry Mining has implemented an innovative solution to help reduce soft plastic use within the business. The Hunter-based business manufactures and distributes steel products which were previously wrapped in plastic bubble wrap for protection during transport and storage. Quarry Mining purchased a Mastershred cardboard perforating machine…

Lexi Crouch and Samantha Cross from Plastic Police®

Banksia Sustainability Award Finalist

Plastic Police® in the running for prestigious sustainability award Plastic Police® was announced as a Finalist in the Banksia Sustainability Awards for the Small Business Category. The Banksia Foundation has today announced the shortlist for the awards, which spans 10 categories and celebrates sustainable development by businesses, communities, individuals and governments. The Banksia Sustainability Awards…

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Soft plastics from the Hunter and Central Coast are now being turned into local roads

From soft plastics to sustainable roads Plastic bags, chip packets and other soft plastics are now being recycled into sustainable road surfaces thanks to the exciting collaboration between Plastic Police®, Downer and Close the Loop. On World Environment Day 2019, the new state-of-the-art asphalt facility officially opened in Teralba which will see soft plastics collected…

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Downer joins the Plastic Police® program

Downer has implemented the Plastic Police® program at its new asphalt production facility in Teralba, in what is being called a truly circular economy collaboration. Staff at the asphalt facility collect soft plastics at work and from home for recycling through the Plastic Police® program, with soft plastic collection bins now on site. The soft…