Brussels, September 28, 2022 – Aliaxis, a world leader enabling access to water and energy through fluid management solutions, announces an investment of over €7 million to reduce plastic construction and demolition waste in New Zealand (NZ). The New Zealand Ministry for the Environment’s Plastic Innovation Fund (PIF) will co-fund one third of this initiative. Aliaxis New Zealand is among one of the first recipients for this ground-breaking new fund.
The ambitious project includes:
- Investing in new plastic recycling facilities across New Zealand which will sort, wash and shred PVC and HDPE plastic from construction and demolition, commercial and industrial sources;
- Establishing a network of metropolitan and regional PVC and HDPE collection services in partnership with Waste Management authorities;
- Carrying out research with the Institute of Technology Unitec into practical solutions to minimise plastic construction waste and help to raise awareness of plastic recycling.
The collected plastic will then be used at Aliaxis NZ’s sites to manufacture our next generation PVC and HDPE piping systems used in building, infrastructure and agriculture projects across NZ, completing the loop and reducing our overall plastic resin importation.
Aliaxis NZ is also partnering with New Zealand waste management authorities, technology institute and building association.
The first facilities are expected to be operational by 2023 with all sites completed by 2027.