On 25 June, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management the Hon. Trevor Evans MP visited Alex Fraser’s newly opened sustainable asphalt and glass recycling plant.
Evans toured the facility with Alex Fraser Managing Director Peter Murphy and NWRIC CEO Rose Read. Industry is pleased to have the Assistant Minister engage quickly with emerging recycling challenges and opportunities.
The new plant supplies road base, aggregates, sand and asphalt to build greener roads and rail projects, including the Western Roads Upgrade and Level Crossing Removal Projects. The use of this material will have significant commercial and environmental savings, including the reduction of landfill, heavy vehicle movements, and the carbon footprint of new projects, by up to 65 per cent.
Currently, Victorian households generate mountains of problem glass waste every year. The glass recycling plant is capable of producing 800 tonnes of construction sand per day – equivalent to four million glass bottles. The high recycled technology asphalt plant produces over half a million tonnes of green asphalt a year.