Environex has been awarded a $1.3 million grant under the Queensland government’s Resource Recovery Industry Development Program, which will contribute to a new recycling facility at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport.
The new $3.9 million facility would hire 30 and process 8,000 tonnes of rigid plastics a year into pellets, which would then be remanufactured into new products, according to a statement from the Queensland government on Tuesday.
“Our main focus is to ensure that whatever products we manufacture that they can be returned and recycled again,” said Jenny Brown, Environex’s co-founder and managing director.
Treasurer Cameron Dick said resource recovery created $830 million in economic activity in the state, and that $34 million in grants to 29 companies under the RRID program would strengthen that, as well as reuse 1.3 million tonnes of waste.
“As anyone who visits their local tip on the weekend can tell you, there are up to three times as many jobs in recycling and resource recovery as there are in landfill,” he added.
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