Plastfix has announced GT Recycling, a Melbourne based plastic recycling company, will be joining its Waste Motive initiative.
GT Recycling says it has worked alongside Plastfix in its plastic recycling objectives and is very much aligned with the goals of the initiative. The company initially plans to service and recycle plastic bumper bars at Capital S.M.A.R.T repair sites around Melbourne, where Plastfix currently manages both their plastic repairs and waste.
“Plastfix has been working with Brett McLean and the GT Recycling team along with Waste Motive for some time now and they have demonstrated that they are serious about waste and thinking outside the square on how to better manage automotive waste such as bumper bars,” said Mario Dimovski, CEO of Plastfix.
“By having these applications in place, the automotive plastic parts will be diverted from general waste and landfill, a great win for the environment and a small step towards achieving the goals of the initiative over the next 12 months.”
GT Recycling says it is currently working on some plastic recycling projects with the potential to use shredded bumper bar waste in various new applications. The company is trialling the use of by-products from the waste that would be used within industries such as construction.
Plastfix says even though many aspects of the initiative have currently been postponed until there is a return to normality with regards to COVID-19, its quest to better manage the industry’s waste will continue to move forward.