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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 Nowra, NSW. Once operating the plant 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

Relivit’s Progress Attracting Attention

15th December 2014

Dnewspaper-for-webue to significant progress in securing waste, reducing project costs and attracting potential investors, Relivit has been back in the press this week. Appearing in the Monday online edition of Australian Financial Review. The story focused on the newly signed contract with Kimberly-Clark Australia, current fundraising activities, Relivit’s exclusive Australasian licence to use the proven Knowaste technology, whilst also mentioning Initial Hygiene and Bunzl Outsource Services as two other blue chip supporters of the service.  If you would like to read the full article please click here.

 

Relivit Seeks $2 Million Through NSW Grant Program

2nd December 2014

EPA LogoAt the beginning of December 2014 Relivit submitted an application for a $2 million grant under the NSW Government’s Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure grant program. The objective of the program is to reduce the amount of waste disposed to landfill by accelerating and stimulating investment in new resource recovery infrastructure. At present all 120,000 tonnes pa of NSW’s AHW is sent to landfill. Relivit’s facility will be able to divert 95% of all processed waste, significantly contributing to diversion of waste from landfill and increasing rates of resource recovery.

The grant program has two stages. The first is the expressions of interest, which is the stage Relivit just entered and if successful, Relivit will be invited to enter the second stage in February 2015. If we are then successful at the second stage Relivit will then be offered a grant in May/June with funds available for the project before then end of the financial year, according to current NSW EPA timelines. More…

 

Closing the Loop on Nappy Recycling

26th November 2014

KCA-dec-for-webKimberly-Clark Australia, maker of market leading Huggies® Nappies, has furthered its support for the Relivit project by signing a contract that will see manufacturing waste from its Huggies Nappy Mill processed at Relivit’s proposed Nowra plant. In addition, an exclusive partnership with the Huggies brand will give consumers in the future the option to recycle their nappies and other absorbent hygiene waste for the first time in Australia.

This contract on top of others secured with aged care sites and washroom service providers, means that Relivit has approximately two-thirds of break-even tonnages under contract, and more than double break-even tonnage when letters of intent are included.  More…

 

Councils Demonstrate Support For AHW Trials

6th November 2014
AHP-bin-pink-for-webThrough October and November 2014 Relivit received Letters of Intent from Kiama, Shellharbour and Lake Macquarie councils, which expressed their interest in conducting absorbent hygiene waste (AHW) recycling trials on the commencement of the Relivit Service. If the overseas success of kerbside AHW services are repeated, the councils would seek to include AHW recycling options in their suites of waste management services across their respective LGAs.

Relivit’s Nowra plant will have the capacity to process 30,000 tonnes of absorbent hygiene waste (AHW), with 7,500 tonnes sought from households. Council services are the most convenience and cost effective way for residents with nappy and incontinence pad waste to access AHW recycling services, such as Relivit’s. The balance of the 30,000 tonne capacity will be sourced from commercial operators such as aged care facilities, child care centres, washroom service providers and manufacturers of absorbent hygiene products.

 

Knowaste Secures Significant Fibre Deal

31st October 2014

kitty-litter-for-webKnowaste is delighted to announce that the company is in the final stages of signing a contract with a leading UK distributor of pet litter to receive the fibre output from the absorbent hygiene Waste recycling process. This announcement underscores the market demand for resources recovered using the technology that Relivit will apply under-licence at its facility in Nowra.

Under the agreement Knowaste will provide 20,000 tonnes of fibre per annum to the pet litter distributor; 10,000 tpa from our first plant in London and 10,000 tpa from the second plant when built. The fibre outputs will be used to manufacture high quality pet litter thanks to the absorbent nature of AHW. The products themselves will be distributed throughout the UK and Europe. Relivit has been exploring similar opportunities with early positive signs. More…

 

Relivit Wins Grant to Assist Aged Care & Child Care Sites With Waste

2nd July 2014

EPA LogoAt the beginning of July Relivit Recycling Pty Ltd was notified that it was successful in securing funding from the NSW EPA to deliver the Bin Trim program to 150 aged care facilities and 150 child care centres across Newcastle, the Central Coast, Greater Sydney, Wollongong and the Illawarra. The Bin Trim program is part of the EPA’s aptly named Waste less, Recycle More initiative. The goal of the program is to help businesses reduce their waste production and to increase the amount they recycle, ideally also leading to financial savings.

In most cases 30-50%+ of child care and aged care waste that currently goes to landfill is made up of nappies and incontinence pads, so the Relivit service when it commences will provide significant sustainability improvements for these organisations, but ahead of this organisations still have many opportunities to reduce waste and increase recycling particularly around food, plastics, paper and cardboard. These improvements in sustainability often translate into financial savings. More…

 

Relivit Outlines Greener Future at Kimberly-Clark Australia Event 

12th April 2014

John Nolan-Neylan, Relivit’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, was one of only two external speakers given the opportunity to address attendees at Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability Report launch, indicating the dedication this industry leader has for identifying a solution that enables consumers to recycle used nappies, incontinence products and sanitary items in Australia.

Robbert Rietbroek, Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand, outlined to the 100+ attendees the company’s commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship. Mr Rietbroek went on to cite Kimberly-Clark Australia’s success in winning three of Australia’s most prestigious sustainability awards in 2013 and the huge success of the Huggies Hugs for Healing initiative as concrete examples of this commitment, before laying out his vision for further advancements. This included his support for the positive sustainability outcomes that recycling absorbent hygiene waste can achieve. More…

 

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.

 

 

 

 Older stories 

27/02/14 – Local Representatives Unanimously Back Relivit More…

6/02/14 – Relivit, ACS And The Gareth Williamson Sustainability Award 2014 More…

31/01/14 – Relivit Begins Work With Childcare Centres More…

28/01/14 – Kimberly-Clark Australia Supports Relivit More…

17/01/14 – Aged Care Groups Continue to Sign-up More…

06/12/13 – Relivit and SANWA Successfully Complete Performance Tests More…

18/09/13 – Australian Paper Assist Relivit With Nowra Site More…

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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