Glass is recognised as a major issue for Australian resource recovery – with extensive media coverage of glass stockpiles.
On 13 June the Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils, a group of Central Coast Councils, led by Lake Macquarie City Council, launched an initiative to substitute quarried sand with recycled crushed glass in civil works projects, with product supplied by iQ Renew’s local glass crush facility.
The sizable project has committed to utilising over 12,000t/annum of iQ Renew’s recycled glass sand.
All of this work is being shared with our neighbouring councils and sewer authorities. Our end goal is to beneficially reuse all 12,000 tonnes of glass produced through kerbside collections within the region.
Waste Management Review speaks to Dr Alice Howe, Interim Manager Planning and Sustainability at Lake Macquarie City Council
To recognise this important work Recycling Glass to Sand, Lake Macquarie City Council have been nominated for a Innovation Gala Awards from Hunter Water. For more informtion on the project, see this short video:
Demonstrating acceptance of iQ Renew’s recycled glass sand by the Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils, this construction paves the way for nationwide adoption of our sand product. There has been extensive media coverage on the initiative demonstrating the market’s excitement towards finding a commercially viable and environmentally sustainable solution for glass.
Media Coverage of the project between iQ Renew and the Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils:
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! @lakemac is the 1st Hunter council to adopt a substitute sand material, using recycled crushed glass! It’s used as bedding material for drainage projects. @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/sXKRNNtUFY
— Samantha Long (@SamanthaLongNBN) June 13, 2018
Further media coverage: