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Did you know we collect these items?!

By May 16, 2019 No Comments

There are many items GDP Industries collects that you may not be aware of, these items can be reused and or recycled to benefit our community making the most of our resources and lowering our emissions and carbon footprint.

Following is a list of some of these items:

Rag cutting for industrial use

We collect used and discarded fabrics to be cut into rags to be reused in the industrial sector.  In 2008, the annual global textile production was estimated at 60 billion kilograms (KG) of fabric.  The estimated energy and water needed to produce that amount of fabric is massive:

  • 1,074 billion kWh of electricity  or 132 million metric tons of coal and
  • between 6 – 9 trillion litres of water

By reusing fabrics we lower the production needed and also stop them from ending up in landfill, contributing to C02 emissions.

Recycled Pallets

Pallets are collected and donated, they are then repaired for reuse or transformed into garden furniture to be donated or sold into the community.

Recycling is the most eco-friendly way to dispose of unwanted wood pallets, this process reduces the overproduction of pallets and helps stop the disposal of a perfectly good resource.

Secure Document destruction

GDP rent out 120lt and 240lt lockable bins keeping your business and information safe.

The documents are shredded and recycled stopping your paper from making it into landfill and decomposing and creating C02 emissions.

GDP Industries joined Nature Conservancy Australia’s program “Shuck Don’t Chuck” to help reinvigorate this natural cycle.

Here’s how it works:

  • Firstly we collect used oyster, mussel and scallop shells from restaurants, venues and seafood wholesalers in areas alongside some of our reef restoration projects.
  • Secondly, the shells are cured to kill off any diseases by laying them out in the sun for a few months.
  • When they’re ready they are bagged up and taken to our reef restoration sites.
  • Finally as part of the reef construction process, the tonnes of recycled shells are spread over limestone rubble we’ve already placed on the seafloor as a ‘settlement substrate’ for juvenile oysters to cement onto.

This technique has been used successfully by The Nature Conservancy in the United States and around the world for more than 15 years.

Check out the full article here

Contact GDP Industries today to learn how you can contribute to recycling in the Geelong and greater community.