Leading recycler, Alex Fraser, has won a Premier’s Sustainability Award for its Sustainable Supply Hub – Victoria’s largest integrated recycling facility that recycles diverse, high volume waste into quality construction products needed for infrastructure development.
Now in its 18th year, the annual Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognises and celebrates Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future, across 10 categories.
Alex Fraser won the Large Business category of the Awards, which recognises businesses with more than 200 employees that are leading in the implementation of sustainable outcomes in Victoria.
“I’m very proud of our people and the innovative work they’re doing to support Victoria’s circular economy,” Alex Fraser Managing Director, Peter Murphy, said.
“Our Sustainable Supply Hub is a prime example of how Victoria continues to lead the way in recycling and reusing valuable materials.”
“The Hub utilises a range of cutting-edge technologies to recycle on an unprecedented scale, and help Victoria build greener roads and rail. It’s great to see the innovation of our team and customers recognised through this award,” Mr Murphy said.
The Alex Fraser Sustainable Supply Hub opened in Laverton in May 2019, and employs over 110 people.
In its first year of production, the Hub supplied Victorian road and rail projects with more than 200,000 tonnes of recycled glass sand (equivalent to one billion bottles), 390,000 tonnes of high recycled asphalt, and 1 million tonnes of recycled roadbase and aggregates.
“We take concrete, asphalt, brick, stone and glass waste, and process it into recycled high-quality materials for major infrastructure works, like roads, bridges and pavements.”
“Almost every Victorian has driven on a ‘green road’, built from materials recycled by Alex Fraser. The construction materials we produce from waste that would otherwise go to landfill reduces the carbon footprint of major projects by up to 65 per cent,” Mr Murphy said.
Alex Fraser has four sites in Victoria – Laverton, Epping, Dandenong and Clarinda. Combined, these sites annually supply more than three million tonnes of sustainable construction material.
Sustainability Victoria CEO, Claire Ferres Miles, congratulated Alex Fraser on its achievement, and said the Premier’s Award demonstrates the innovative approach Victorian companies like Alex Fraser are taking to create a more sustainable future.
“The continued year-on-year growth of the Awards reflects optimism and momentum to achieve Victoria’s commitment to transition to a circular and zero net emissions economy to reduce, re-use and recycle,” Ms Ferres Miles said.
Alex Fraser was established in 1879, and is recognised world-wide as a leader in innovative recycling solutions.