Australia’s first ACP recycling solution, Fairview’s Ecoloop, has been named a finalist in The Urban Developer Awards for Excellence in Sustainability across Australia and New Zealand.
Fairview has invested $1.6m in Ecoloop, a recycling solution for recladding waste launched earlier this year in response to the State Government’s mandated removal of polyethylene.
Based at Fairview's headquarters in Lithgow, NSW, Ecoloop remains the only facility worldwide that can process all types of ACP cores. It’s also the only cladding recycling solution that can manage large quantities of panel, separating and processing each of the four components: aluminium, polyethylene or fire retardant cores, mixed residuals and ferrous metals.
“Fairview is delighted to have been announced as a finalist for the 2021 The Urban Developer Awards,” said Laura Cole, marketing and communications officer Fairview. “Where other recycling practices see waste materials shipped overseas for processing, often using harmful and unethical practices, Ecoloop provides an Australian solution following Australian standards using Australian workers.
“The Ecoloop process can help stakeholders achieve their sustainability targets and maximise resource recovery from a product that, until Ecoloop, was considered rubbish. This initiative makes it easy for builders, councils, developers, owners corporations and strata managers to demonstrate leadership and best practice in circularity. Fairview has adopted a product stewardship approach to products end-of-life, whilst facilitating the repurposing of new products, reducing virgin material consumption, and contributing to the circular economy.
“We look forward to celebrating the success of all other Finalists when the winners are announced on September 15 at a gala dinner," Cole said.
The annual awards recognise the best of urban development from across Australia and New Zealand.
Founded by Managing Director Andrew Gillies, Fairview is a family business, originating as an evolution to his father’s company which specialised in industrial paint coating systems. As the Chief Industrial Chemist for Balm (now known as Dulux), Andrew’s father formulated coating systems for various industrial applications, moving onto coatings for roller shutters and external prefinished facades in the early 1990’s.