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Alex Fraser raises the bar in construction waste recycling

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Alex Fraser Group has been awarded a Quarry Registration Certificate from Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads for its Archerfield and Nudgee recycling facilities.

The acknowledgement came as TMR attempts to improve the state’s sustainability in road and rail projects by supporting the recycling of construction materials.

Alex Fraser Group’s recycling general manager Sean McCormick said he totally agreed with TMR’s initiative.

“The best way to improve resource recovery is to develop strong markets – a critical part of that is having certified suppliers, and clear specifications for the use of recycled products,” McCormick said.

Since mid-2020, regulations have been rewritten to include recycled materials alongside virgin quarried materials, allowing businesses like Alex Fraser to become more sustainable.

The stringent regulation around the new standards ensures customers can be assured no quality is forfeited in the name of sustainability.

“To maintain certification, our products are tested regularly to ensure they are consistent and conform to the same standards as virgin material,” McCormick said.

“This gives our customers peace of mind, knowing that they’ll never have to compromise on quality to achieve sustainability.”

The civil construction company has been a leader in the recycling space for quite some time, growing a reputation among its customers, according to McCormick.

“We have been manufacturing high-spec, recycled construction materials for use in major infrastructure for decades; many of our customers consider our Green Roads products to be equal to, if not better performing than their quarried counterparts,” McCormick said.

“There’s been a lot of talk around increasing the use of recycled products – TMR has taken real action by awarding this Quarry Registration Certificate to Alex Fraser. It’s an exciting time to be in recycling and construction in Queensland.”

As a result of the Certificate, more than one million tonnes of construction and demolition waste has gone through the Archerfield and Nudgee recycling facilities for processing, reducing carbon emissions by up to 65 per cent.

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