N.S.W Green Globe 2018 Innovation Award Winner:
Unique Plastic Film Recycler
Finding new ways to recycle waste is a global priority.
However, it’s no good finding solutions that lead to their own problems, such as excessive water use.
Plastic Forests, a family-owned start-up is tackling one of our biggest environmental problems – plastic film waste. More than 40,000 tonnes of plastic film is disposed of each year in Australia.
Plastic Forests developed a dry-cleaning process to recycle highly contaminated plastic film, the first and only company in the world to achieve this commercially. Cleaning without water is a major benefit in a world without enough fresh supplies.
Waste plastic is now turned into resin, and is used for products such as cable covers, garden edging and root barriers.
Thanks to Plastic Forests, multinational companies that had no alternative but landfill or burning waste, are on their way to being ‘zero waste to landfill’.