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$2.6million upgraded recycling facility opens in Paget

Post Time:Oct 08,2015Classify:Industry NewsView:346

MACKAY Regional Council will be reusing thousands of tonnes of broken glass it in construction projects saving ratepayers thousands of dollars.


Mayor Deirdre Comerford and Member for Mirani Jim Pearce opened council's upgraded Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and glass crushing project.


The $2.6 million upgrade includes an Australian-first optical sorting plant, and a glass crushing plant.


The glass crushing plant was possible thanks to a joint $600,000 grant from the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) and the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.


Mayor Deirdre Comerford said the new state-of-the-art MRF allowed council to recover more recyclable material.


"The photogenic optical sorter takes photos of the items and sends them to the appropriate cage - mixed plastics, HDPE, PET, aluminium and steel cans," she said.

Source: http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/26million-upgrAuthor: shangyi

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