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Relivit believes in recovering resources that would otherwise be lost to landfill.
We are delivering an exciting solution for absorbent hygiene waste.

Our new recycling plant for disposable nappies, adult continence aids and female hygiene
products will open in 2014. This will allow the wood fibre, plastic and super absorbent polymer (SAP) contained in this waste to be recovered and used in the manufacture of new products. The process allows over 95% of this waste to be diverted away from landfill, whilst more than 
halving the waste’s carbon footprint. Perhaps most importantly for businesses, our process is cheaper than “business as usual”.


Recent news

Sign-up for Free Waste Assessment worth over $2,000

21st March 2014

Recycle at WorkThe Business Recycling program is administered by the NSW EPA and designed to provide part funding for waste assessments of SMEs. The program is part of the NSW government’s aptly named Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. If approved as an assessor Relivit will cover the balance of the costs and provide free assessments for 150 aged care facilities and 150 child care centres across Newcastle, the Central Coast, Greater Sydney, Wollongong and the Illawarra.

The goal of the assessments is to help businesses reduce waste and increase recycling. Organisations that participate in the program will have an on-site assessment from which an action plan will be developed by the assessor.  More…

 

Relivit Joins Sustainability Advantage Program

16th March 2014

sustainabilityadv.300pxRelivit has joined more than 645 organisations by becoming a Sustainability Advantage member. By joining the Sustainability Advantage program, Relivit, like other members, gains access to expertise, training, tools and networking opportunities that help our business work towards best practice in sustainability.

To participate, organisations need to commit for 18 months, complete the sustainability management diagnostic, choose to undertake two or three of seven Sustainability Advantage modules, network with other businesses in similar industries or region, report on progress, and are recognised for their efforts. More…

 

Massive Show of Support from Child Care Centres

14th March 2014

nappyrecyclingbin300pxDuring February, Relivit has been inundated by the enthusiastic response from child care centres from all over its service area from Newcastle down to Wollongong. This tsunami of interest comes as a result of Relivit’s first e-shot to the sector and the word has certainly spread from there. The interest and commitment to sustainability has been phenomenal.

By signing a letter of intent organisations can guarantee that Relivit will call the centre 8 weeks out from the commencement of the service to put in place a formal waste contract and arrange the implementation of the service. If a child care centre take the further step of signing a contract with Relivit prior to the July 2014 they are able to lock-in the current discounted price for the whole of 2015. More…

 

Allity joins Relivit’s Client List

3rd March 2014

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We are very excited to have successfully completed contractual discussions with leading aged care provider, Allity. The agreement will see all the AHW from Allity’s sites in our service area recycled on commencement. By signing up early organisations assist us with our fundraising and in return they are able to access discounted pricing. Email sales@relivit.com.au to learn more.

 

 

Local Representatives Unanimously Back Relivit

27th February 2014

nowra.300pxLike any project of this nature support from the local community and its representatives is essential. Relivit therefore undertook a round of meetings with council staff and councillors, and the state and federal members for the region, and the response was fantastic.

Relivit’s presence in Shoalhaven was welcomed as an opportunity to reinvigorate and put to good use the existing, unused infrastructure at the Australian Paper Mill in Shoalhaven, through the creation of a new industry that will be able to make a very positive contribute to the local economy in the short, medium and long-term. More…

 

Relivit, ACS And The Gareth Williamson Sustainability Award 2014

6th February 2014

ACS_Corp SupIn 2013 Gareth Williamson our former Managing Director promoted the idea of a sustainability award to recognise the great work undertaken by aged care organisations to improve sustainability practices in the sector. The idea was readily accepted by ACS NSW & ACT and we became inaugural sponsors of the award. In discussions about the arrangements for this year’s awards we were hugely touched by ACS’s offer to rename the sustainability award in memory of Gareth, who lost his battle with skin cancer last August

We are very proud to announce our sponsorship of the Gareth Williamson Sustainability Award 2014. It is also our pleasure to announce our continued partnership with ACS NSW & ACT via our status as Corporate Sponsor. More…

 

Relivit Begins Work With Childcare Centres

31st January 2014

nappy.300x199In December and through January Relivit began working with leading childcare operators. We have now conducted four waste audits at private and council operated child care centres and although we are looking to collect more data it seems that 30-50% of waste by volume in the general waste is nappy and associated waste (i.e. wipes, handtowels, change table covers). This makes this waste the largest or second largest stream in both child care centres with nurseries (waste at approx. 50%) and those without (waste approx. 30%).

All of the facilities visited so far have had well separated nappy and handtowel waste meaning the Relivit service could be easily implemented by just replacing a general waste bin with a dedicated Relivit nappy waste bin. The cost of the Relivit service compares very favorably with commercial general waste services.  More…

 

Kimberly-Clark Australia Supports Relivit

28th January 2014

KCA.300pxJanuary saw Kimberly-Clark Australia partner with Relivit to conduct market research to uncovered the attitudes and concerns of mothers towards the recycling of household nappy waste. The response was overwhelming with Australian mothers finding the opportunity to recycle disposable nappies very appealing.

Relivit and Kimberly-Clark Australia also signed a Letter of Intent to progress discussions about Relivit processing Kimberly-Clark Australia’s manufacturing waste. More…

 Aged Care Groups Continue to Sign-up

17th January 2014

Relivit visits ARV Castle HillDomain Principle and ARV have both signed three year deals with Relivit. These contracts mean that half of the top 10 aged care providers for NSW have now signed up to the Relivit service prior to the commissioning of the plant, which should take place in the second part of 2014. 

John Nolan-Neylan, National Sales and Marketing Manager commented, “The support from the aged care sector for the service has been phenomenal from stage one. To have half of the top ten groups sign with us so early is very encouraging and will certainly help us bring the service from concept through to reality by securing the final pieces of funding necessary to complete the plant.” More…

Relivit and SANWA Successfully Complete Performance Tests

6th December 2013

Clarke from Relivit visits SANWA ChinaIn late October, Clarke Kelland (Project Manager at Relivit) visited China to confirm the performance of full scale equipment produced by SANWA, Relivit’s major equipment supplier, in the processing of nappies.

Based in Shanghai, SANWA specialises in manufacturing machinery for solid waste treatment and plastics recycling. SANWA equipment will complement the existing equipment at the Nowra site, located south of Sydney. More…

Relivit’s Service Gains National Attention

3rd October 2013

As Relivit passes more milestones on its journey to commencing operations in 2014, it is gaining increasing amounts of media attention. Today saw our story covered by over 130 print titles and websites, as a story for the Sydney Morning Herald was syndicated nationally. The story was also covered by a number of radio stations including Today FM and ABC Radio. To read the article by Kim Arlington just click here.

Australian Paper Assist Relivit With Nowra Site

18th September 2013

Knowaste Factory BirminghamThe establishment of Australia’s first nappy and incontinence pad recycling service took another major step forward with the announcement by Relivit and Australian Paper that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to locate Relivit’s advanced recycling facility at Australian Paper’s Shoalhaven mill at Nowra, south of Sydney.

Mark Dunn, Relivit’s Managing Director explained the significance of this saying, “Not only is this MOU an important milestone in itself, this location will reduce our project cost, complexity and lead times.” More…

Relivit Successfully Completes Round 2 Capital Raising Offer

10th September 2013

ASSOBToday Relivit announced its Round 2 capital raising offer through ASSOB was fully subscribed, marking the successful completion of the Round. Applications for Round 3 have now opened and will close on Monday 30 September 2013.

Relivit will be providing a project update via a Webinar on Tuesday 17 September, at 10am. Potential investors are invited to register by clicking here. A copy of the Webinar will be available through the Relivit website and the ASSOB website shortly after.

 Older stories   

29/08/13 – Initial Hygiene Back Relivit’s AHW Recycling Service   More…

28/08/13 – Relivit Appoints Mark Dunn as Managing Director   More…

26/08/13 – Kerbside Nappy Recycling Services a Big Hit With Parents   More…

08/07/13 – Relivit and Replas to promote products made from recycled plastics   More…

27/06/13 – Relivit Pass 1,500 tpa Under Contract    More…

08/05/13 – First Sustainability Award Goes to Warrigal Care    More…

27/02/13 –   Southern Cross Care First to Sign Contract for Pad Recycling    More…

10/12/12 –  Leading aged care groups back pad recycling    More…

07/12/12 – Relivit presents at AWRE 2012 – Recycling nappies and pads from households (MSW)   More…

23/11/12 – Relivit Joins with Pink to Deliver Nappy Recycling Solution   More…

20/08/12 – Relivit presents at Aged Care Sustainability Forum on 22nd August 2012   More…

01/08/12 – Relivit is expanding – new National Sales & Marketing Manager appointed   More…

31/05/12 – Relivit wins Global award   More…

06/05/12 - Relivit’s first exhibition   More…

 

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