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The waste crisis is an opportunity for smart Australian businesses

Recent moves by China to limit its imports of Australian comingled recycling are not the end of the world for kerbside collections – they are actually an opportunity some in the industry have seen coming [...]

2018-04-27T09:11:27+10:00April 26th, 2018|

Rescuing ‘unrecycable’ Plastics

Ask a better question and you’ll get a better answer,” says David Hodge, managing director of Plastic Forests, a pioneering Australian company that has come up with a world-first solution to a global environmental problem. [...]

2018-04-26T10:57:15+10:00April 12th, 2018|

Innovative Approach To Waste Plastic Film Grabbing Attention

This content is produced by The Australian Financial Review in commercial partnership with Westpac. Sometimes, a business opportunity comes out of seeing something, and asking a question. For "eco-industrialist" David Hodge, it was repeatedly seeing [...]

2020-11-02T19:50:22+11:00February 13th, 2018|

Plastic Film Recycler Among 200 Businesses Of Tomorrow

Plastic film recycler Plastic Forests has been selected as one of Westpac’s 200 Businesses of Tomorrow, marking itself out as one of a select group of businesses shaping Australia’s future. It is the only environmentally [...]

2018-03-06T13:21:47+11:00May 8th, 2017|

Fantastic Solution To Tackle Plastic Waste

A VICTORIAN company “dry cleaning” contaminated plastic destined for landfill has been declared one of the 20 businesses of the future. Plastic Forests, based in Strathmerton, 250km north of Melbourne, was named one of Westpac’s [...]

2018-04-12T14:37:44+10:00April 12th, 2017|

Recycling Facility Rewarded

A Yennora recycling facility has received an $800,000 grant for their dynamic and innovative approach to waste management. Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies recently met with Plastic Forests managing director David Hodge to congratulate the business [...]

2018-03-05T12:48:48+11:00March 17th, 2016|

Plastic Forests: A Green Mongrel In The Recycling World

Globally, only 4% of plastic films get recycled. The remainder ends up in landfill, is burnt for power generation, or gets flushed into rivers and oceans. The low recycling rate for plastic films is down [...]

2018-03-05T13:26:47+11:00March 11th, 2015|

The Top 5 Waste Management Stories In 2014

Here’s our pick of the top 5 developments in 2014: 1. Rise Of The Circular Economy The idea of a ‘circular economy’ has been rapidly gaining ground as a promising alternative for businesses [...]

2020-11-02T19:50:07+11:00December 31st, 2014|

Plastics Recycling And Cutting Through The “Green Smoke”

There’s an elephant in the room of the waste-to-energy industry: the majority of megawatts generated still come from burning fossil fuels, in the form of plastics, according to director of Plastic Forests, David Hodge, who [...]

2020-11-02T19:50:32+11:00October 1st, 2014|

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