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Local authorities commend use of recycled sand at official tour of Laverton facility

Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan presenting at the event

Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan presenting at the event

On 27 March 2014, a tour was conducted of our Laverton recycling facility for visitors representing organisations including Sustainability Victoria, Vicroads and Wyndham City Council. During this tour an additive bin was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria, Chief Executive Officer Stan Krpan among them.

Alex Fraser has been recycling glass into sand for over ten years. This additive bin increases the use of this recycled sand in a range of products including VicRoads-approved road base. The additive bin was partially funded by Sustainability Victoria and had been announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith on 18 July 2013.

The importance of using recycled products
In his presentation, Mr Krpan acknowledged the long history between Alex Fraser and Sustainability Victoria, and stated that the organisation was proud to be associated with Alex Fraser. He commended Alex Fraser’s innovations and stressed the importance of infrastructure providers showing leadership in the use of recycled products, that “provide as high – or higher standards – than virgin materials, which is fantastic news for both our economy as well as our environment.”

Brimbank

Vicroads now allow Class 2 & 3 crushed concrete & rock
materials to contain 10% recycled sand.

Alex Fraser Managing Director, Peter Murphy explained recycled sand is well proven. Alex Fraser has been using it in pavements for over ten years. He expressed his appreciation for the support and hard work put in by the large number of organisations supporting the innovation.

He explained: “Recycling is not really recycling until you find an end use for the recovered material, which is exactly what we have done. Alex Fraser have developed a product that is high quality, is approved by regulators, and reduces the amount of waste that builds up in our community.”

Other attendees at the event included representatives from Visy, the Environment Protection Authority, the Municipal Association of Victoria, and the Australian Food and Grocery Council. These organisations play a key role in preserving our environment and improving our community by supporting Alex Fraser’s ongoing work to recover materials.

Developing the glass recycling process not only minimises the 100,000 tonnes of glass waste in Melbourne that is unfit for reuse. It provides a local source of high quality sand and road base product for infrastructure builders.

Watch the video below for more information on our innovative glass recycling process.

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