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Wrigleys : Wrigley Pacific Sustainability Report 2010
Turning unwanted plastic into fence posts Plastic waste at Scoresby is now diverted to an innovative Victorian company that converts unwanted plastic into long-lasting fence posts for use on farms, vineyards, horse studs, oyster leases, council parklands and children’s playgrounds. The fence posts have a life span of more than 50 years and are immune to fungus, rot and termite attack – the common enemies of fencing in rural areas. In addition to re-using plastics that may previously have been sent to landfill, the fence posts reduce the need for hardwood and softwood tree felling by replacing a number of traditional high usage timber applications. Gum waste to green electricity Since 2007, all of Asquith’s liquid food waste has been sent to an alternative energy producer. The high sugar content from this waste is attractive to digesting bugs, which in turn help to generate power. Since January 2009, disposable solid waste is also diverted from normal landfill to a bioreactor at Woodlawn, where the methane produced from decomposing waste is harnessed to generate alternative energy which is directed back into the electricity grid. WRIGLEy PACIfIC SUSTAINAbILITy REPORT 2010 29 Performance