The Queensland state government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Envorinex to build a plastic recycling facility in Toowoomba.
Envorinex’s managing director and co-founder, Jenny Brown, said the new facility will process plastic waste and use the raw materials to manufacture products that can be used both locally and within the state.
“Our main focus is to ensure that whatever products we manufacture that they can be returned and recycled again,” Brown said.
The new facility will bring with it 30 jobs for locals, as well as keep almost 8,000 tonnes out of landfills.
The facility will process rigid plastics from the agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture and industrial industries into plastic pellets to then be remanufactured and recycled.
State treasurer, Cameron Dick, said Envorinex is one of 29 companies to share in $34 million under the state’s Resource Recovery Industry Development Program.
“The resource recovery industry directly contributes $830 million to the economy and these grants will help continue to grow the industry,” he said. “This investment in these innovative companies is paving the way to a more sustainable future and creating jobs for Queenslanders.”