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Plumbing industry trials zero waste program

Off-cuts of PVC pipes and fittings used in the construction industry can be saved from becoming landfill under an innovative pilot program introduced by the state’s plumbing industry and supported by the Queensland Government during National Recycling Week.

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the Palaszczuk Government had provided $26,000 to the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) to support a six-month trial for a Construction Plastics Recycling Scheme.

Ms Scanlon said the Construction Plastics Recycling Scheme was a clear example of a “circular economy” in motion.

Participating locations under the scheme are:

•           Beenleigh Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre

•           Caboolture Hospital

•           The Star Casino Site Gold Coast

•           Labrador Reece Plumbing Store

•           Prominence Outlook Pallara

•           Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Development (Towers 1 and 2)

•           Woolloongabba Tradelink Store