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Australia’s first RESIN8(TM) facility turns plastic waste into low-carbon building materials

CRDC Victoria 3 mins read
Shane Ramsey, Managing Director of CRDC Australia with representatives from APR Kerbside

Melbourne, Victoria – Plastics that would otherwise go to landfill can now be repurposed into building materials at Australia's first RESIN8 production facility that opened in Melbourne today.

CRDC Australia, in partnership with the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), are proud to officially open the state-of-the-art facility, located in Tottenham.

The opening marks a significant leap in Australia's efforts to tackle the plastic waste crisis, by transforming hard to recycle plastics into a valuable material for the construction industry. The launch event, attended by over 100 stakeholders from government, non-profits, academia, and industry, highlights the collaborative effort towards innovative environmental solutions.

RESIN8, a versatile, high-performance, low-carbon hybrid mineral-polymer, is engineered for both structural and non-structural building applications. It meets and surpasses international ASTM standards, providing a sustainable alternative to conventional building materials. Unique to RESIN8 is CRDC’s proprietary, carbon-negative production process, which accepts all types of plastics (resins 1-7)— a significant advancement over traditional recycling methods that typically only handle resins 1 and 2. 

Shane Ramsey, Managing Director of CRDC Australia, said officially opening the full-scale RESIN8 facility was a landmark in sustainable innovation. 

“Following the US, Costa Rica, and South Africa, we are proud to be the fourth global location hosting this groundbreaking technology. Thanks to the partnership with ANZRP and the ongoing support of the Victorian Government, we now have a local solution to transform plastic waste into innovative, eco-friendly building solutions.”

ANZRP CEO Warren Overton said the facility launch was a pivotal moment for e-waste management in Australia. 

“By converting difficult to recycle plastic waste into a valuable resource for the construction industry, we are not only addressing the environmental challenges of today but also paving the way for future innovations. We take great pride in partnering with CRDC Global to introduce this innovative circular solution that effectively manages our members' plastic waste.”

The RESIN8 facility will operate with an initial capacity of 1 metric tonne per hour, set to increase in the coming months. Its modular production lines allow for rapid scaling to meet the growing demand for sustainable building materials in Australia and beyond.
The facility will also play a critical role in addressing the soft plastics recycling gap left by the collapse of REDcycle. The Soft Plastic Taskforce is already utilising the new RESIN8 facility to recycle household soft plastics collected as part of an initial trial across 12 Melbourne supermarkets. 

This collaboration between CRDC and ANZRP, supported by the local community and the Victorian Government, exemplifies a successful model of public-private partnership driving towards a sustainable future. 

For more information about CRDC Global and the RESIN8 product line, please visit https://crdc.global/contact-us/


About us:

ABOUT CRDC GLOBAL

CRDC Global creates appreciating value from the world’s used plastic, through an end-to-end solution that looks at the recovery of plastic through its end-use in construction projects.  At the core of CRDC’s value proposition is a patented low-carbon process accepts any type of plastic (1-7) and converts it into a range of concrete additives and aggregates marketed and produced under the RESIN8™ name. RESIN8 is a versatile, high-performing, hybrid mineral-polymer that can be used in a variety of structural and non-structural construction applications, including buildings and asphalt roads. Founded in 2018, the company currently has operations in Costa Rica, USA, South Africa, Mexico, UK, Australia, and Hong Kong. CRDC Global works with leading industrial and construction companies around the world, and partners with international organizations Habitat for Humanity, the UNDP, and The Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

For more information, visit: www.crdc.global

ABOUT Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) 

ANZRP is a co-regulatory arrangement under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS). As the only not-for-profit, member owned co-regulatory arrangement, ANZRP is the market leader for e-stewardship in Australia with a focus on providing the best services to its members with the highest standards in compliance and governance. Through its TechCollect program, ANZRP partners with some of the world’s largest technology manufacturers and retailers to provide safe, free and easy e-waste disposal for Australian Households and small businesses. Additionally, as a not-for-profit with many members who are sustainability leaders in their own right, ANZRP plays a leadership role in e-stewardship and circular economy working alongside Government, industry and community to reduce waste, improve recycling, and better manage environmental impact. ANZRP’s founding members include Apple, Canon, Dell and HP.

For more information, visit: www.anzrp.com.au


Contact details:

Media contact: Ryan Ong at ryan@curriecommunications.com.au or +61 439 575 559.

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