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This year’s Society for Plastic EngineersPlastics and the Circular Economy virtual conference saw Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director Vik Bansal outline his plan for creating the right environment to drive closed-loop plastic recycling in Australia.

“Set against the backdrop of the recent National Waste Policy Action Plan, defined timings for the Waste Export Ban and Container Deposit Schemes having opened or imminent in every Australian state, the time is now for companies to look at the waste value chain and take action,” Bansal said.

He explained how Cleanaway has invested in collection, sorting and processing infrastructure across recycling waste streams to optimise value and environmental outcomes of these materials. Announced in 2017 and known as Footprint 2025, Cleanaway’s strategy considers waste type, volume of material and regional economic factors to determine where investment would improve resource recovery outcomes across the value chain. …


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At the Society for Plastic Engineers “Plastics and the Circular Economy” virtual conference this month, Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director Vik Bansal laid out his plan for creating the right environment to drive closed loop plastic recycling in Australia.

“Set against the backdrop of the recent National Waste Policy Action Plan, defined timings for the Waste Export Ban and Container Deposit Schemes having opened or imminent in every Australian state, the time is now for companies to look at the waste value chain and take action,” said Vik, in speaking about his presentation.

Vik explained how Cleanaway has invested in collection, sorting and processing infrastructure across recycling waste streams to optimise value and environmental outcomes of these materials. Announced in 2017 and known as Footprint 2025, Cleanaway’s strategy considers waste type, volume of material and regional economic factors to determine where investment would improve resource recovery outcomes across the value chain. …


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There is a lot of things to feel like we have no control over as a population, but fortunately one thing that we can control is the damage we do to the planet. Each person has varying degrees to which they can contribute to sustainability efforts, but those of us that work in waste management have greater responsibility than most in prioritizing sustainability. Cleanaway, Australia’s leading total waste management services company, takes its responsibility seriously, with over 50 years of experience in providing safe and sustainable waste management solutions for communities all across Australia. …


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Highlights

“The heart and soul of Cleanaway are our operational teams. People who get up earlier than most every single morning, arrive at site or climb into a truck, and set out to service as many of our customers as we can reach in a single day.”

I’m attending a lot of meetings at the moment, discussing business continuity plans and providing updates to our stakeholders, and I have been reflecting on what a difficult start to the year it has been. …


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Cleanaway CEO & Managing Director Vik Bansal writes about the current state of the Australian waste management industry, our Footprint 2025, and how our infrastructure continues to support our communities while improving resource recovery.

Who would have thought a couple of years ago that waste would become such a topical issue in society? Industry players have always understood the power of proper waste management and its influence for any society to ever achieve its sustainability goals.

So, it is nice to welcome the conversations about waste management within the right framework.

The multi-billion-dollar Australian waste management industry now employs more than 50,000 Australians and, in the years between 2013 and 2023, the industry is expected to grow faster than Australia’s GDP forecast of 2.6%. …


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On LinkedIn, Cleanaway CEO & Managing Director Vik Bansal writes about our Footprint 2025, and how our infrastructure will support our communities in the future to manage waste, and continue to improve resource recovery.

As I watched the first episode of the ABC’s War on Waste on Tuesday night, I was pleased to see that waste — one of the final frontiers of sustainability, is increasingly on the agenda for businesses and households alike, a trend we’ve seen growing over recent years.

We launched our new mission, alongside our new brand at the beginning of last year — and we remain committed to doing everything we can to make a sustainable future possible. …

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Vik Bansal

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cleanaway

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