Client:
MasterFoods Pty Ltd
Location:
Berkeley Vale, New South Wales

We contacted Waste Initiatives to discuss options to reduce our waste that we were sending to landfill and find a sustainable long-term solution. The salesman worked with us to come up with a system that would separate the organics from packaging while generating an 8 month payback. The system has exceeded itself to date by paying for itself more than 5 times over. The overall sales experience from start to finish was very pleasing.

Matthew Edmund

Challenge

Ninety nine percent of Masterfoods Australia products are manufactured at their site in Berkeley Vale, with many of their ingredients sourced from Australian suppliers and local Australian farmers. Masterfoods are passionate about finding more sustainable long-term solutions and they have taken steps to reduce their footprint by recycling water, reducing their waste to landfill, using recycled packaging materials and in the co-generation of their own electricity.

In 2016 Masterfoods approached Waste Initiatives looking for a solution to reduce the volume of waste at their site as they had an excess of packaged food product which was going to landfill.

Solution

The Waste Initiatives sales team went to site and inspected their operations to get a clearer picture of the type of system that would be suitable for their requirements. A custom designed product destruction unit was recommended as it was able to separate the organics (sauces, raw ingredients, finished products) from a range of packaging materials (from sachets through to 20L ingredient buckets).

The System was installed in early 2017 and has enabled Masterfoods to divert the organics from landfill and generated a 4 month financial payback. The system is saving the company approximately $800 per day and they have also said that it has paid for itself more than 5 times over.

Client:
Jalco Home Care
Location:
Smithfield NSW

Thanks again … I would like to pass on how easy the team at Waste Initiatives made the whole experience, Shane who was my sales guy definitely knows his stuff, he was able to steer me in the right direction ensuring the equipment we were buying was going to work … he listened to what we had to say and he was a polite and straight shooter!!

Shane Roberts | Operations Manager

Challenge

Jalco operate the largest independent Household Liquids and Powders manufacturing facility in Australia. Based at Smithfield, their purpose built production facility utilises some of the latest blending, granulating and packaging technologies in the manufacture of market leading household cleaning and laundry products.

Jalco had the expensive problem of bulk bags and plastic film going into general waste, they needed to reduce their waste costs and to increase their recycling measures.

Solution

Waste Initiatives worked with them to supply the equipment that would best suit their needs and to secure $50,000 of EPA funding for their project.

WastePac 100 and 300LH balers would bale up the recyclables for free collection and the SC3000 Blade Compactor and bins were installed to save them time and space with the cardboard recycling.

Client:
Lion Dairy & Drinks
Location:
Malanda Queensland

The system allowed the customer to be able to recover expired milk from its containers with sufficient quality and purity to be saleable to livestock producers and also recover saleable recyclable packaging free from milk residue to sell to plastic recyclers.

Challenge

Lion is one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, employing over 7,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.

Their milk processing division in Queensland contacted Waste Initiatives to discuss options for a system to separate expired milk products from the recyclable containers enabling them to sell the milk to livestock producers and sell the recyclable plastic to a recycler.

The plastic containers would need to have the uncontaminated liquid extracted, whilst washing the containers and packaging them for collection by the recycler.

Their current production needed to continue while this process was in action.

Solution

Waste Initiatives supplied a system that would shred the full containers and release the milk draining it through a strainer into a stainless steel receival tank below, to then be pumped out for transport.

The shredded containers were conveyed via a screw auger fitted with internal water jets with sufficient flow to wash the shredded plastic but not dilute the milk unduly.

These washings also drained into the stainless- steel tank below. The shredded plastic exiting the screw conveyor was baled in a WastePac twin chamber baler so that production could continue while full bales were being tied off.

Client:
Tru Blu Beverages
Location:
Condell Park NSW

Our equipment saves time, is more tidy and cost effective than traditional waste management options.

Braeden O’Grady | Facilities and Maintenance

Challenge

Tru Blu Beverages is the largest manufacturer of contract-packed beverages sold through Australian supermarkets.

In 2019 an Australian beverage manufacturing and distribution company in Sydney were looking for a way to recycle their rejected bottles which still contained the beverage inside the plastic bottle.

The extraction of the liquid and compacting the plastic bottles to be ready for recycling collection was the companies main focus for their inquiry.

Solution

Waste Initiatives found the solution by custom building an Automatic De-Watering and Bailing System which automatically de-waters and bales the PET bottles into a compact bale, minimising waste and post production time.

The overall investment into this system will reduce waste collection costs whilst also increasing efficiency in the day to day running of the business with less manual handling.

The company had planned for a 2 year payback for the system and have mentioned that it is now looking at under 18 months.