case study

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Mitchell Plastic Welding

Mitchell Plastic Welding (MPW) is at a pivotal stage in establishing a vertically integrated closed-loop plastic manufacturing system in Tasmania.

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The Reuse Shed

The Reuse Shed aims to divert metals from reprocessing and extract greater value from the embedded energy in its existing form by up-cycling, reusing, and repurposing it in practical and creative ways.

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The New Black

The New Black biochar production company grew from an idea to produce biochar from sawmill waste and use the heat generated for drying green timber.

Biochar Living Lab & Lighthouse

Frank Strie from Terra Preta Developments formed a working group with Geoff Watson of CPT Engineering to establish a Biochar Living Lab and Lighthouse in George Town.

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The Cove Tasmania

The Cove Tasmania is a family-run tourism venture that has evolved from a glamping concept into an award-winning eco-resort.

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Red Brick Road Ciderworks

Red Brick Road Ciderworks generates very little residual waste during production. Waste cider from spill trays is collected at all venues and events and the owners saw an opportunity to ‘up-cycle’ this waste by distilling it into gin.

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pitt&sherry is a tenant of a five-star energy efficient building. However, the property does not provide recycling services. Attempts at recycling have resulted in high contamination levels causing additional costs in disposal.

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CPT Engineering

The range and volume of materials handled through the CPT Engineering receiving yard has increased in recent years. Storage, tracking and retrieval of materials has become inefficient, causing delays and wasted transport from receiving to work stations.

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ThinkBig Printing

ThinkBig Printing is actively recycling almost half of its production wastes, but options for recycling vinyl are very limited and not available in Tasmania. The business is seeking to reduce vinyl waste to landfill by eliminating errors in production that cause avoidable waste.

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TasTAFE Drysdale North

Drysdale training restaurant in Launceston was a recipient of a Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group resource recovery and waste minimisation grant, which enabled them to purchase a composting machine. Teaching staff wanted to create a culture of sustainability by integrating waste management procedures into learning activities.