Downer, the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand, hosted a visit from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Industry, Science, and Technology, Karen Andrews at their Rosehill asphalt plant and Reconomy facility.
Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities. The company employs 53,000 people across 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia-Pacific, South America and South Africa. Reconomy is an innovative business in Downer that focuses on landfill diversion and repurposing of materials to help achieve a circular economy. The Reconomy facility in Rosehill, Sydney, features state-of-the-art street sweepings recycling technology from waste management solutions company, CDEnviro.
On Monday 12th August, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Minister for Industry, Science, and Technology, Karen Andrews visited the facility. The visit coincided with the Government’s announcement of a $20 million commitment for innovative projects to grow Australia’s domestic recycling industry, and Downer’s sustainable Reconophalt asphalt product was highlighted as an example.
The Reconomy facility receives material from Sydney’s road network contracts for washing, separating and stockpiling. This material is then used in road construction and applied as asphalt to the road networks from where the material originated. Reconomy and CDEnviro share a purpose in championing sustainability in sustainability and zero waste.
While visiting the facility, the PM highlighted the government’s support for recycling infrastructure, R&D and positive purchasing.
Jim Appleby, who leads Downer’s Reconomy business had this to say on the Reconomy facility and the government’s visit, “It’s amazing to hear the government talking about turbocharging the recycling sector. We are really proud of this facility and how it’s transforming the way Australia sees ‘waste’, so it was great to demonstrate this to our Prime Minister and our Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. There’s recycling and then there’s revolutionary recycling and we want to demonstrate that revolutionary recycling is what the world needs."
For more information on the Downer visit www.downergroup.com or for further details on recycling technology for street sweepings and contaminated materials, get in touch with CDEnviro email@example.com