B&C Plastics ecobiz case study

BC Plastics ecoBiz case study

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Find out how ecoBiz Star Partner B&C Plastics (Australian owner injection moulding facility) reduced their waste and energy use.

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B&C Plastics design, develop, prototype and manufacture plastic injection moulded products for some of Australia’s leading brands. They are passionate about recycling and take every opportunity to use recycled polymers where possible. 

 B&C Plastics are recognised as an ecoBiz Star Partner since they reduced energy intensity by10% and have shown 45% reduction on waste intensity by implementing measures to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill.  

"B & C Plastics recommends ecoBiz because, it inspires our Team to care about and think about the waste that we have and actually do something about it.  We don`t just talk about it – we take action and reduce our impact.  ecoBiz has not only given us a platform to make change within our Business, we know that we are doing a right thing for the Planet, saving energy and waste into landfill.  We all need to start to think about our impact and even small changes can make a big difference.", Wendy kent, business owner

KEY INITIATIVES TO REDUCE ENERGY USE

  • They have implemented power factor correction, which reduces demand through more efficient power utilisation.
  • They have energy-efficient lighting in their offices, factory and warehouse. 
  • They regularly service air compressors and injection moulding machines to ensure they run efficiently. 
  • Start up and shut down procedures are in place to ensure all machines are turned off at the end of the day and only started when needed. 


KEY INITIATIVES TO REDUCE waste

B&C Plastics are taking advantage of the opportunities presented by a circular economy: 

  • Rather than using virgin resources, they use recycled plastics that already exists which have been re-ground and re-formulated. Each year, they use up to 50 tonnes of recycled materials in customer products. 
  • They also remove and regrind sprues (waste) from manufactured items. This regrind material is then reused, at an allowable rate, in secondary manufacturing procedures – reducing landfill. 
  • The team thinks before putting items in their industrial skip. They re-use, give away or sell items as much as possible (e.g. bulk bags or oversized pallets or plywood boxes). They also have a specialised cardboard recycling bin where all cardboard is recycled. 

 

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