Two Australian leaders in sustainability have partnered to lead the environmental charge, with POLYCOLLECT’S™ soft plastic recycling service now powered by SEA Electric’s zero-emission SEA 85e truck, with the collaboration a blueprint for the possibilities in the circular economy.
The combination truly promotes innovation to the forefront, with POLYCOLLECT™ bringing to the marketplace a new philosophy in sustainability education through its soft plastic collection system, with the company the only approved collection partner for POLYROK®, which leads the world with its recycling process for post-consumer soft plastic packaging.
POLYCOLLECT’S™ offering is truly unique, with a comprehensive service that can be adapted to improve the sustainability outcomes for a wide cross-section of businesses.
From monitoring and reporting on resource management to setting up and supporting businesses in a manner that encourages recycling efforts, the company also provides extensive education services, which ultimately minimise waste.
A significant point of difference for POLYCOLLECT™ in the resource recovery space is that the company guarantees that the commercial quantities of plastic that are collected are fully recycled, which is achieved via a transparent process.
Once waste is collected, the material is monitored to gauge program success, and electrically tracked to the destination.
Furthermore, POLYROK’S® mechanical process ensures that no plastic is burnt or buried.
It’s an efficient, cost-effective, and rapidly scalable option that can be deployed worldwide, with the process resulting in a multi-use plastic aggregate.
As modern society knows, plastics form the basis of many varied products, with strength and durability combined with lightweight, waterproof and malleable characteristics, making it the perfect basis for a wide range of recycled goods.
The material benefits of the POLYROK® product stack up, too, with superior thermal, strength, weight, and lifecycle attributes, making it the ideal foundation for an ever-growing array of products.
The aggregate can form the basis of concrete for structural and non-structural elements to asphalt, permeable concrete and curbing, acoustic panels and noise walls, precast applications, cladding, alternative form ply and insulation, recycled plastic products, in situ structural elements for infrastructure, sustainable building blocks, pavers and more.
Like POLYROK®, the SEA Electric story is one of an Australian pioneer that is taking on the world.
Founded in Melbourne in 2012, the company deployed its first commercial all-electric vehicles in 2017, with the patented SEA-Drive® power-system finding favour on a global basis for trucks, buses and light commercial vehicles, including as a tier-one partner for major automotive manufacturers.
In 2021, the company commenced the local production of the world’s first true range of all-electric trucks, with the SEA 85e model the cornerstone of the offering, with this Australia-made aspect key to POLYROK’S® purchasing decision.
Rated to 8.5 tonnes, the package is specified with a 138kWh battery, which drives a 1,500Nm motor, resulting in a potential range of 300km, making it ideal for the rigours of stop-start urban pick-ups.
The POLYCOLLECT™ fleet is based in the bayside Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc, with the company in the process of expanding its footprint across the nation.
For POLYCOLLECT™, embracing all-electric logistics simply makes sense, with the company’s ethos ensuring that it is environmentally friendly across all of its operations, resulting in this conscious drive towards sustainability.
For instance, with the application of technology through smart bins, pick-ups are allocated once bins have reached full capacity, which results in lower mileage for the POLYCOLLECT™ fleet, and, ultimately, an improved environmental footprint.
By embracing the sustainable ecosystem, together, POLYCOLLECT™ and SEA Electric are making a genuine difference.