About Ecoloop

Ecoloop is a recycling solution for recladding waste which was designed by Fairview in close collaboration with waste management experts. This initiative was established in response to the State Government’s mandated removal of polyethylene (PE) cladding, as part of comprehensive rectification initiatives across the country.

Identifying a gap within the market, Ecoloop sees ‘non-compliant cladding’ waste from rectification projects recycled and repurposed, diverting up to 100% of non-compliant ACP cladding material from landfill.

With more emphasis being placed on sustainability and the circular economy, especially in construction, Ecoloop is taking a proactive approach to enhance sustainability in the industry. Industry-wide sustainability is at the heart of this initiative, with the intention for Ecoloop being the maximisation of ease for builders, building owners, Councils, developers, owners corporations and strata managers to take the sustainable path with problem cladding while facilitating the repurposing of new products, reducing virgin material consumption and contributing to the circular economy.

The Impact

With an estimated 4.2 million sqm of cladding across Australia identified to require replacement, in environmental terms, this translates to 20,000 tonnes of ACP which has consumed 340,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases in production and use.

To explain the significance environmentally, recycling aluminium composite panel offsets virgin material production of aluminium and polyethylene. Repurposing these products consumes less than 20% of the energy required to create the virgin material, which means every square metre recycled has an equivalent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as planting one tree. That is, 4.2million sqm of cladding = 4.2 million trees.

*Disclaimer: estimates only.

The Take Back Program & Process

Cladding waste from rectification project sites is collected and freighted to Ecoloop’s processing facility, where a unique and comprehensive separation process is performed.

Separated components are then repurposed into other sustainable construction products such as aluminium building products, park benches, plastic pallets.

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.

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Outcomes

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An important part of the process is reporting on where the materials end up and their end use. Possible uses and innovative applications for the recycled material, continue to be investigated through our engagement with leading Universities and research and technology organisations.

In addition, optional reporting and independent auditing will provide our clients with statistics on how Ecoloop has helped them lessen their environmental impact now and into the future.

How Can You Play Your Part?

Rethink rectification and cladding waste

Consider where your cladding waste us going and download the Ecoloop Brochure to broaden your awareness of the program

Contacting the Fairview team today to see how you can commit to enhancing sustainability in the construction industry