Circular Economy, Australian Government & Wastech
There is a serious problem in Australia when it comes to waste management. To really drive the point home, Australian consumers throw away around 3.1 million tonnes of food each year. When rotting food is thrown away, it ends up in landfill and turns into methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. This in turn, produces air pollutants that are released into the atmosphere and affect our health.
But that’s not all. Add the 5 billion tonnes of plastic that ends up in landfill and we’re facing an issue that sees us depleting our finite resources and damaging our environment for future generations.
These are just two examples of the types of issues we’re currently facing. The fact of the matter is, the Australian Government is facing many more challenges relating to waste management. Needless to say, the traditional linear approach that our economy has invested in is not sustainable and is creating extensive and irreversible environmental damage. That’s why Wastech is committed to a future where a circular economy is adopted, so we can ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.
What Wastech brings to the table
Environmental sustainability is constantly at the forefront of our minds, which is why we are proud to offer an extensive product range for big and small businesses, governments both local and federal who are seeking innovative solutions to effectively manage waste. For more than 25 years, we have been at the forefront of Australian engineering innovation and continuously strive to improve our products and services through high-quality technology and materials.
Designed and engineered for our customers, our machines and equipment sort and process recyclable materials using some of the most effective and efficient techniques and with laser-eye precision. The end result? We help you drive efficiency and manage resources that compete with raw material extracted from our planet. Our ability to solve the customer’s problem is as strong as ever. We believe this is because of our customer centric approach and on-time project delivery, backed by 24/7 service and support.
Waste and recycling projects: A case study
We are proud to have been a part of many projects that are working towards better waste management solutions. As leaders in concept design, manufacturing and installation of Transfer Station Systems, we have created many products that have been used in busy metropolitan facilities through to small regional areas.
For the Marlborough Blenheim Transfer Station in New Zealand, Wastech designed, manufactured and installed C&I/C&D sort equipment. The Council was looking to divert more than 8,000 tonnes of waste each year that would end up in landfill. We significantly helped to reduce this number by building a new waste sorting system. Our facility combined screening equipment, magnetic and manual sorting that picked anything out that could be reused or recycled. With the capacity to process up to 15 tonnes per hour, our transfer station created jobs within the local community, extended the life of landfill and also delivered a supplementary income stream from the materials that were recovered.
We aim to be a major contributor to Australia’s circular economy by providing end-to-end services in all states and territories across the nation. With a presence that has expanded offshore to New Zealand, we’re working towards a circular economy that we hope will be adopted across the globe.