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SYDNEY, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Late last year, the Master Plumbers’ Association Queensland (MPAQ) and the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) joined forces with Iplex, Reece, Tradelink and Vinidex to launch the Construction Plastics Recycling Program in Queensland, with financial support from the Queensland Government. According to the leader plumber Port Stephens broad, The Plumbing Life Saver, the program highlights the need to educate and change behavior across the industry.

The system was developed to help industry understand the volume of PVC scrap and fittings available on construction sites. As most of the plastic pipes installed throughout Australia are 100% recyclable, waste such as off-cuts must be captured and diverted from landfill. According to the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia, PVC pipes can be recycled six to seven times without a significant reduction in material quality requirements.

The collection sites set up as part of the scheme have made it easier for construction companies to divert their PVC offcuts from landfills for recycling. With obvious benefits for the program, The Plumbing Life Saver hopes that similar programs can eventually be introduced across Australia.

By shifting to a circular economy model where resources are recovered and recycled in an endless loop, the construction industry can move away from its current wasteful linear economy. While there is a widespread perception that virgin materials are better than recycled materials in the industry, The Plumbing Life Saver believes it comes down to education and availability.

Initiatives such as the Construction Plastics Recycling Program can help the industry take meaningful steps to become more sustainable, says The Plumbing Life Saver, which hopes to see the construction industry become greener, more sustainable and committed to the creation of a circular economy.

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