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”.
Relivit, ACS And The Gareth Williamson Sustainability Award 2014
6th February 2014
In 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
In 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
January 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
Domain 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
In 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
The 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
Today 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.
Initial Hygiene Back Relivit’s AHW Recycling Service
29th August 2013
Australia’s leading in hygiene solutions provider, Initial Hygiene (formerly Pink Hygiene) has announced its backing of the Relivit AHW recycling service. In addition to other support Initial Hygiene has signed up to introduce Relivit’s service to its business in NSW and will expand the program Australia-wide as Relivit’s process capabilities expand to other states.
Alain Moffroid, Pacific Managing Director for Initial’s parent company Rentokil Initial, said explained “As leaders in the hygiene solutions category, we were looking for new technology to address the growing problem of how to sustainably dispose of AHW. Partnering with Relivit is a practical investment in the future of waste management in Australia. Businesses have an increasing social and environmental responsibility to establish sustainable practices and ours is no exception. Initial is committed to turning words into action and driving innovation that benefits our customers and the community.” More…
Relivit Appoints Mark Dunn As Managing Director
28th August 2013
This week the Relivit Board appointed Mark Dunn as group Managing Director. Mark takes over the reins following the tragic death of Gareth Williamson, who passed away in early August following his battle with cancer.
As Relivit’s co-founder, Mark has unparalleled knowledge of the product. Mark also has extensive engineering and management experience, making him the ideal choice to lead the company successfully through its final phase of fund raising and plant construction.
It was Gareth’s burning desire to progress Relivit to operational success. The Relivit team believe that there is no better way to honour him than by ensuring his vision becomes a reality in 2014. Mark’s appointment provides the continuity necessary to make this happen.
Kerbside Nappy Recycling Services a Big Hit With Parents
26th August 2013
A six-month nappy recycling trial in Scotland has proved that householders want more recycling options, are willing to support them and can use them correctly.
Between 72 and 82 per cent of households opted-in to a collection service and overwhelmingly used it correctly, with contamination virtually non-existent, at less than 0.1 per cent for each of the trial services.
Five different types of collecting services for nappies and other Absorbent Hygiene Waste (AHW) including incontinence products were included in the trial in four council areas. More…
Relivit and Replas to promote products made from recycled plastics
8th July 2013
At the start of July Relivit signed a joint marketing agreement with Australia’s leading recycled-plastic product manufacturer, Replas. The agreement builds on a letter of intent signed by both companies in 2012 covering the sale to Replas of the plastics reclaimed from the nappy and pad waste to be processed at Relivit’s recycling plant.
By working together Replas and Relivit will deliver sustainability benefits and reduce the facility management costs for aged care organisations. More…
Relivit Pass 1,500 tpa Under Contract
27th June 2013
Relivit reached the important milestone of 1,500 tonnes per annum under contract in June 2013, with a number of aged care organisations and a leading washroom waste management provider signing up during the month.
Recent names to be added to the Relivit client list include Anglicare Chesalon Care and SummitCare, with their contracts to take effect with the commencement of the service in 2014. This builds on the early adopters such as Southern Cross Care. 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…