Aus Paper named finalist in Sustainability Awards

Australian Paper has been named a finalist in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the Large Business category for its Maryvale Recycling Facility.

Based in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, the facility commenced operations in April 2015 as a wastepaper de-inking and recycling plant.

According to Australian Paper, the site has the capacity to deliver up to 80,000 tonnes of local wastepaper from landfill every year, providing savings of up to 200,000 tonnes of C02 emissions. 

Sustainability Victoria chief executive Stan Krpan applauds the efforts of the Australian Paper team in building a more sustainable environment in Victoria.

“Delivering these awards each year means we continue to discover the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for protecting their environment and thinking creatively about new sustainable business models,” he says.

“These awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability, and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist should be congratulated for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government and within the community.”

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards have been running for 14 years now, and were set up to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday October 20 at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.

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