Back

Investment case studies

Staff sorting waste

Video Case studies

Victorian businesses are re-envisioning waste’s potential through innovation, product development, and new infrastructure solutions. They provide a snapshot of the variety of ideas industry is developing to increase resource recovery and benefit their business.

Protecting our parks with recycled plastic

State government agencies, like Parks Victoria, are driving demand for recovered resources. Recycled plastic was used to develop a canoe launcher for Kings Billabong in Mildura. Using the characteristics of recycled plastics to deliver a durable, high-quality product.


TIC Mattress Recycling

If all the mattresses dumped in Victoria’s tips every week were stacked on top of each other, they’d be 1,100 metres high – nearly twice the height of Mount Dandenong.

Laid end-to end they’d stretch 10 kilometres.

TIC Mattress Recycling, works with councils, hotels, hospitals and retailers and can recycle all of Victoria’s end-of-life mattresses.


Melbourne Zoo

One of Victoria’s most beloved institutions, Melbourne Zoo is investing in resource recovery to manage its complex organic waste stream. 

From animal manure to plant matter and consumer food waste, Melbourne Zoo is finding solutions that make both environmental and financial sense.


Close the Loop

Since its inception in 2000, Close the Loop has continuously invested in research and development (R&D) to identify innovative ways to improve resource recovery and create new end products for industry.


Tyrecycle

Investing in an innovative, mobile infrastructure solution to access Victoria's vast and dispersed stocks of end-of-life tyres.


Wastetech

Victoria's long history of advanced manufacturing capability extends to the waste and resource recovery sector, with Wastech Engineering designing, manufacturing and installing market leading equipment for operators both locally and abroad.

Written Case Studies

Victoria has a variety of innovative businesses in the waste and resource recovery sector taking advantage of the business-friendly environment in the state. The following case studies are just some of the examples of investments undertaken by firms to seize opportunities, grow and succeed. You’ll find honest assessments of the challenges these business had to overcome alongside insights into the logic, process and outcomes of their investments.

Pigs on Berrybank farm

Berrybank Farm

Berrybank Farm has been converting pig waste into energy and other byproducts using innovative energy-from-waste technology for 25 years. The farm saves money on power and water and has created new revenue streams while also addressing community concerns.

Workers laying ashphalt on the road

Close the Loop

Since its inception in 2000, Close the Loop has continuously invested in research and development (R&D) to identify innovative ways to improve resource recovery and create new end products for industry.

Wood chips

D&R Henderson

D&R Henderson is the only particleboard manufacturer in Australia using large volumes of recycled timber. Thanks to their innovative cleaning tower, the company has created a 100% recycled product that meets Australian Standards.

eWaste

PGM Refiners

PGM Refiners has invested in an innovative automated process to recycle next generation e-waste. This state-of-the-art, enclosed system can recycle e-waste with mercury without any dust or vapour being emitted.

Plastic waste

RPM Pipe

RPM Pipe operates a growing family business in country Victoria making 100% recycled drainage pipes out of locally sourced plastic.

Tyre recycling plant

Tyrecycle

A newly designed mobile shredder puts Tyrecycle at the forefront of efforts to reduce the stockpiles of end-of-life tyres across Victoria.

Worker using grinding tools

Wastech Engineering

Wastech helps minimise waste to landfill by providing customised recycling solutions to customers all over Australia.

Seeking tailored investment solutions? Get in touch with:

Investment facilitation

Sustainability Victoria

+61 3 8626 8746

invest@sustainability.vic.gov.au