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 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…
First Sustainability Award Goes to Warrigal Care
8th May 2013
It was Relivit’s great pleasure to partner with ACS NSW & ACT to sponsor the inaugural Sustainability Award, at the recent State Awards for Excellence. The award was developed to recognise excellence in improving sustainability. UnitingCare and RFBI were both recognised for their work in advancing sustainable practices, but there can be only one winner and this honour went to Warrigal Care for their comprehensive approach.
Southern Cross Care First to Sign Contract for Pad Recycling
27th February 2013
Leading aged care provider Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) has demonstrated its green credentials by being the first to sign a contract with Relivit. The three year deal will see incontinence pad waste from Southern Cross’ four Sydney facilities diverted from landfill and processed at a purpose built recycling plant near Sydney.
The agreement was sealed with presentation of a bench made specially for the occasion by Replas. More…
Leading aged care groups back pad recycling
10th December 2012
In Sydney, December 2012 saw the city’s leading aged care providers back innovative recycler, Relivit in its efforts to bring a new recycling technology to Australia.
“The formation of the Relivit Founders Club is an important milestone in establishing Australia’s first disposable nappy and continence aid recycling service. Aged care organisations account for more than 10% of Sydney’s absorbent hygiene waste (AHW) and this opens up opportunities for councils, childcare centres and households to also recycle this waste stream,” explained Gareth Williamson, Managing Director of Relivit. More…
Relivit presents at AWRE 2012 – Recycling nappies and pads from households (MSW)
7th December 2012
Gareth Williamson, Managing Director of Relivit was a member of the panel at the Australian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) on “Recycling solutions for difficult waste streams” on Thursday 22nd November.
For more information on what was presented, and for a copy of the presentation, please click here.
20/8/12 – Relivit presents at Aged Care Sustainability Forum on 22nd August 2012 More…
1/8/12 – Relivit is expanding – new National Sales & Marketing Manager appointed More…
31/5/12 – Relivit wins Global award More…
6/5/12 - Relivit’s first exhibition More…
23/11/12 – Relivit Joins with Pink to Deliver Nappy Recycling Solution More…