Waste Diversion Solutions
Shred-X is successfully challenging preconceptions of what can be recycled, and now offers a range of solutions diverting waste destined for landfill. These solutions include disposable coffee cup & food packaging recycling and saveBOARD.
Disposable Coffee Cup and Food Packaging Recycling
Detpak – RecycleMe™ Program
One of these circular economy partnerships is with Detpak and their RecycleMe™ solution, endorsed by Planet Ark.
How it Works Shred-X collect and process RecycleMe™ 100% recyclable coffee cups from collection points throughout Australia. Cups collected by Shred-X will be counted and guaranteed to be recycled into new paper products and made into products such as 80gsm 100% recycled copy paper, wrapping paper and paper satchels.
The RecycleMe™ offer is an end-to-end solution. Along with the cups, the collection system has been specifically designed to ensure each cup is handled in the right way, improving the integrity of material recovery streams and keeping as many cups out of landfill as possible.
Once processed, these cups can be recycled in the same manner as office paper at Opal Australian Paper’s Maryvale mill. The unique next generation lining in RecycleMe™ cups allows them to be recycled within existing infrastructure and without additional investment from paper recycling plants.
The partnership between Shred-X, Detpak and Opal Australian Paper provides a local solution to support the move to a circular economy. Further information is available at detpak.com/recycleme
Closed Loop Environmental Solutions – Simply Cups Australia Program
Shred-X has also invested in new ways of processing millions of ‘non-recyclable’ coffee cups, partnering with Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and the Simply Cups program to find innovative solutions for recycling and repurposing used coffee cups and spent coffee grounds.
How it Works
Simply Cups Australia is a program that helps businesses separate their takeaway cups from other waste streams. Shred-X collect those cups, and work with innovative new technologies to transform used cups into items of higher value.
Upcycled products to re-enter the supply chain include road surfacing, car park bumpers, roadside kerb, outdoor benches, cube seats and garden beds.
Further information is available at simplycups.com.au
from bin to board
Shred-X’s collaboration with saveBOARD, a low carbon building product similar to plywood and plasterboard, allows the growth of its waste renewal division through a commitment to circular waste solutions with minimal carbon kilometers, all while providing a new growth category. saveBOARD completes an end-product solution where waste can be regenerated and reused into world class products while utilising our core capabilities in collection, processing and delivery channels.
The first Australian saveBOARD plant will reprocess liquid paperboard beverage containers, including both aluminum-lined aseptic packages and non-aluminum lined containers collected through the container deposit scheme and coffee cups collected through the our disposable coffee cup collection program as well as other material from Shred-X collections.
zero waste to landfill solution
saveBOARD was founded with the sole purpose of solving the growing packaging waste problem in Australasia and find sustainable solutions. By implementing proven, scalable upcycling technologies that turn locally collected waste into locally distributed, high performance, low carbon building materials.
saveBOARD is committed to being an industry leader and putting an end to waste pollution. The saveBOARD product is a healthy board, made with zero water, zero glues, zero chemicals and zero VOC emissions or formaldehydes. The product’s green credentials meet all obligations under 14G of the Building Act, reducing waste from the environment and up to 90 per cent reduction in carbon. It is also possible to recover the offcuts and end of life boards to be remanufactured into new board products, providing a zero waste to landfill solution.
The first saveBOARD ANZ facility is operational in New Zealand with the first Australian facility currently being constructed in Sydney, NSW. More information about saveBOARD is available at saveboard.nz