Geofabrics launches Australian made geotextile using recycled plastics

Geofabrics Australasia has now launched Bidim Green, an Australian manufactured geotextile which incorporates Australian sourced recycled plastics.

The launch of Bidim Green takes plastic bottles from Australian recycling bins and converts this plastic waste into a high-tech geotextile to be used in building Australia’s infrastructure; roads, rail, landfills and mines.

This initiative reduces waste to landfill and provides the civil engineering community with a sustainable and green option to be deployed in infrastructure projects, from large national road programmes and mining applications to local DIY and small projects.

Bidim Green is manufactured at the Geofabrics’ manufacturing site in Albury, NSW and supports regional and local jobs in the community.

It’s the only geotextile manufactured in Australia with recycled Australian plastics. The recycled content includes not only the polymer raw material but also the consumables central to the product, including the product wrap and the core, both of which are also manufactured from Australian recycled plastics.

Going green means the customers who share the company’s commitment to softening the environmental footprint of their projects have a product that is recycled, sustainable and created in Australia.

Dennis Grech, CEO and Managing Director of Geofabrics Australasia, said Bidim Green is an addition to our world-leading Bidim geotextile range and contains Australian-sourced recycled plastics.

“It responds to the increasing call for greater recycled content in the construction and infrastructure industry,” Mr. Grech said.

“Many infrastructure projects are calling for improved sustainability, and we’re the only Australian manufacturer in the market that is using recycled Australian plastics as a component of a geotextile, helping to reduce waste to landfill. Bidim Green has been made in Australia, developed and tested in Australia, and I am proud to lead a business that contributes to maintaining and creating local jobs and to reduce the environmental impact of our business and our customer’s projects on the Australian community.”

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