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Alex Fraser and Mann Group, driving Melbourne’s circular economy


Alex Fraser’s Clarinda Recycling Facility recovered and recycled more than 2500 tonnes of demolition materials from Mann Group’s latest project in Melbourne’s CBD.

Alex Fraser and Mann Group Vic’s two-year strong partnership has recovered and recycled hundreds of thousands of tonnes of demolition materials like concrete, brick, stone and steel into new quality construction materials.

The demolishers recent inner-city university project is just one of many examples of how these two sustainability focused companies are enabling a circular economy through the recycling discarded building materials.

Alex Fraser’s Clarinda Recycling Facility has been a mainstay in Victoria’s recycling capability, processing millions of tonnes of recycled construction products for use in roads and infrastructure projects in Melbourne’s south-east.

“Alex Fraser’s recycling and reporting processes have helped us consistently meet and exceed the recycling requirements of the project,” Mann Group general manager Greg Horsey said.

“In our experience, they’re the most efficient, user-friendly and customer focussed of all C&D recyclers. If we ever need assistance with a problem, they’re ready to help find a solution.”

According to Horsey, the company’s work with Alex Fraser is instrumental in achieving a Green Building Council Australia Green Star rating for the project.

The waste material from this university project is being recycled by Alex Fraser to be supplied back to the source project for reuse, with excess materials supplied to other major projects in Melbourne.

“It great to see the uniquely circular outcomes we’ve achieved with Alex Fraser on this project. We’ve closed the loop by recovering our demolition material, recycling it into roadbase and aggregates, and then reusing the sustainable products made from it in the new build,” Horsey said.

The inner-city university project expected to be completed in early 2021, diverting more than 2500 tonnes of demolition waste from landfall, and reducing carbon emissions of the new development by 16,323 kilograms.

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