Royal Wolf has helped Closed Loop Turnstile deliver the perfect container solution to help create the world’s first mobile onsite recycling facility.
This exciting and innovative facility is exclusively designed in Australia, and is built using a modified 40ft shipping container supplied by Royal Wolf. The facility provides for a complete onsite recycling solution that is ideal for large-scale events such as trade fairs, expos, music festivals and major sporting occasions.
The containerised facility consists of two separate levels, waste or recyclables are loaded via a conveyor belt which transports these materials to its upper level. At this level recyclables such as paper, plastic and aluminium are sorted by hand and then gravity fed into allocated compactors to form one meter cubed bales. Each bale is then removed from site and reprocessed into new materials such as plastic cups, bottles and other types of food packaging, all within a two week period.
Steve Hunter, Managing Director of Closed Loop Turnstile, says “Having worked in the events industry for many years I was aware of the challenges that event managers face when it comes to removing waste and recyclables from site. I recognised the need to create a portable recycling facility that could capture, sort and process waste at the point and time of generation.
“Royal Wolf is a widely recognised and highly regarded supplier to the events industry with their containers used in a wide number of applications. I realised that their containers would provide the perfect solution to house a durable, mobile and safe on-site recycling facility. The quality and range of container solutions from Royal Wolf, combined with the service they provide made them the obvious supplier of choice for me to create this world-first recycling facility.”
John Ahkin Royal Wolf Business Development Manager Melbourne says “As a leading supplier of shipping container solutions we are very excited and pleased to be able to support the innovative creation of such an important recycling facility that has obvious, positive global appeal and environmental impact.”