Collaborating to Achieve Sustainability Success
Recycling and reusing plastics.
Corex and Tangaroa Blue Foundation are both committed to reuse and recycle waste in products for tomorrow.
Now Corex and Tangaroa Blue are working together to uncover more ways we can assist industries diverting waste from landfill.
If I asked you what Australian plastics manufacturer Corex Group (Corex) and Tangaroa Blue Foundation (Tangaroa Blue), a charity focused on the health of our marine environment have in common, you might be stumped for an answer.
At a glance, Corex makes reusable plastics such Corflute® which is used in signage, materials protection, and for packaging in the fresh produce industry.
Whist Tangaroa Blue “coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline.”
At Corex, we believe polymers can be of great benefit to society, when managed responsibly. As plastic manufacturers, Corex believes that it should behave as custodians of polymers. That’s where the two businesses synergies start to make sense. Both companies are committed to reuse or recycle waste in products for tomorrow.
Corex, Tangaroa Blue and Sustainability Victoria
In 2022, both Corex and Tangaroa Blue received grants from Sustainability Victoria.
Corex Recycling received a grant under their Recycling Modernisation Fund. The funding granted to Corex Recycling was used for new equipment to process difficult-to-recycle plastics including the clothes hangers that go into Australian retailer stores and vehicle bumper bars at the end of their use. The recycled plastics are then reprocessed on-site by Corex Recycling.
Tangaroa Blue Foundation received a grant under the Circular Economy Communities Fund. This allowed them to expand their ‘Strain the drains’ project by installing 158 additional litter traps across 7 local government areas.
Extending the Partnership Further
This week we went one step further with our collaboration when Sustainability Victoria, Tangaroa Blue, Operation Clean Sweep, and Corex Group’s recently acquired business Megara, all came together to support the Rig Recycle program.
Under their Rig Recycle program, Tangaroa Blue are rolling out 60 recycling bins at fishing clubs and retail outlets. Items that can be deposited in the bins include tackle, lines, hooks, lures and sinkers that are broken or not wanted. Items in good condition will be repaired and donated to charities, while the rest will be recycled and used to create new fishing equipment.
The ‘Rig Recycle’ bins made by Megara were launched at Ultimate Fishing Expo and the World Recreational Fishing Conference at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Rig Recycle bins were designed and made on-site by Megara using the PROMEG® Ecorange®.
Visit Tangaroa Blue to express interest in hosting a Rig Recycle bin at your local fishing club, organisation, or retailer.
Operation Clean Sweep
Corex and Megara have both taken the pledge in making zero pellet loss our goal through our partnership with Operation Clean Sweep.
As custodians of polymers, we take our responsibility to protect the environment very seriously. From closed loop manufacturing and zero post-industrial waste, it was a no brainer for us to take the next step and join Operation Clean Sweep.
Corex and Tangaroa Blue are working together to uncover more ways we can assist industries diverting waste from landfill.
“Partnerships are critical in developing a fit-for-purpose circular recycling program.” Rig Recycle Program.
Corex is a unique Australian closed loop business with polypropylene sheet extrusion, fabrication, and recycling all on one site.
We are the exclusive manufacturer of Corflute®, a proprietary twin wall profile polypropylene sheet used broadly across the retail display, packaging, material handling, horticulture and building industries. In addition to Corflute®, we extrude solid and cuspated sheet and rolls.
Corex Plastics unique properties and recyclability allow for infinite function with excellent endurance. When applied in our circular economy model, the use of polymer reduces strain on natural resources and creates greater supply chain efficiency.
Everything Corex makes is invited to be brought back for recycling and reuse again in products for tomorrow. Read more about Corex and Sustainability.
Get in touch with Corex firstname.lastname@example.org
Megara is widely regarded as Australia’s leading graphic-grade polypropylene sheet manufacturer. Megara also designs and produces Point-of-Sale display, consumer packaging and customised stationery products with sustainability at top of mind.
Like Corex, Megara make their own polypropylene sheet called PROMEG® with an unmatchable flat and smooth finish.
Megara recycles all in‑house waste to make 100% carbon neutral PROMEG® ecorange®. The ecorange also includes Kerbeco® which is made using 50% recycled post-consumer waste.
Get in touch with Megara email@example.com
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