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Rino Recycling diverting construction waste from landfill

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Brisbane’s Rino Recycling is trumpeting the success of its $95 million fully automated recycling plant at Pinkenba that turns construction and demolition waste into material for new infrastructure projects.

Rino major projects manager Mat Stafford took to social media to reveal that the plant processed 17,386 tonnes of construction and demolition waste in a week with 94 percent of waste from landfill.

Stafford said: “Impressive stats aside, I couldn’t be prouder of where our Rino family has come from, where we are and where we’re going.

“And while we’re already making world class recycled materials, the best part is we’ll only get better.

“This business isn’t a potential game changer, it’s already changing the game.”

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation committed $75 million in debt financing from its $100 million Australian Recycling Investment Fund to the project.

Rino’s plant produces high quality products such as aggregates, sand, and road bases to the equivalent standard of quarried material but with significant environmental benefits, according to Rino General Manager Dan Blaser.

Blaser said: “This plant has scale, capacity and efficiency – it can recycle more than 1.5 million tonnes of waste with 97 percent recovery annually whilst producing high quality products.

“In under 20 minutes, a truck can go from offloading construction waste and leave with a new load of highquality, recycled products ready for the job site.

“It is a green, circular economy in action.”

He said ahead of the infrastructure and construction boom driven by the Brisbane 2032 Olympics it was critical to have the new facility to cater for new projects and lead the circular economy charge.

Further reading:
CEFC commits $75 million in finance for Pinkenba recycling factory

Picture: Rino Recycling

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