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2002 Banksia Manufactured Products Award

   2002 Banksia Manufactured Products Award

VISY Closed Loop and QANTAS, VIC

Taking Environmental Products to New Heights

In July 2001, Qantas introduced a new boxed meal concept on their domestic services. The introduction of this new product brought about many challenges, including the need to minimise the impact on the environment.

 For this, Qantas approached Visy Closed Loop who devised and implemented a full closed loop recycling program. This ensured all products were manufactured from materials that can be collected after use, recycled and remanufactured into new end use products.

Through this program, the first of its kind in the world, over 1600 tonnes of waste has been diverted from landfill. The closed loop program and its products, successfully combine financial, operational, marketing and environmental objectives to take product stewardship to new heights.

Finalists:

  • Glockemann Peck Engineering -The Glockemann Water Powered Pump