Ecoloop is Australia’s first Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) recycling solution for recladding waste, developed by Fairview to help to solve the environmental impacts of rectification work.
The Ecoloop process promises to divert 100% of non-compliant cladding waste from rectification projects from landfill, recycling the waste and giving new life to the resources recovered as they are repurposed into new products, reducing virgin material consumption, and contributing to the circular economy.
With Ecoloop, you can expect
- A holistic ACP recycling solution designed to manage all components from rectification waste
- A bespoke service tailored to your project needs to achieve your sustainability targets
- All waste processed and recycled in Australia
- Transparent project specific reporting
How is 100% diversion from landfill achieved?
Firstly, Fairview trucks pick up the panels after delivering new product, creating a backload service to minimise carbon footprint.
The panels are brought back to Lithgow, where they are accurately weighed and recorded.
Shortly afterwards, to minimise storage onsite the panels enter the process. This starts with a primary shred, of all components.
Once down into manageable size pieces, the material enters the Ecoloop Separator. This separates the aluminium from the panel core, any ferrous metals and the mixed residuals.
Once separated, the materials are bagged and distributed for repurposing.
- Aluminium is sent to an aluminium smelter to be made into new aluminium products, such as window frames, park benches and building products.
- Polyethylene is sent to a plastic manufacturer to be repurposed into new and safe plastic products, such as concrete bar chairs, flower pots, commercial landscape drains and pits, piping, plastic pallets and bottles.
- Ferrous metals go to a metal recycler for the reproduction of new metal products.
- Mixed residuals – unlike any other ACP recycling process, Ecoloop diverts any remaining non-recyclable fractions into the Waste to energy process which in turn is used to offset the use of coal.
- Uniquely, the Ecoloop solution prevents any of the elements from ending up in landfill.
How does Ecoloop work?
The Ecoloop Facility