It’s amazing what a small team with a big idea can achieve. Ten years ago, ECO Resources was formed as a small family business that wanted to make a sustainable change to construction and demolition waste management.
A decade later, the team at ECO resources is celebrating a major milestone as one of the biggest innovators and suppliers of sustainable waste management in Western Australia.
ECO Resources in Perth, was opened 10 years ago to provide waste management, recycling, and resource recovery services to the building, construction and demolition industry, municipalities, commercial, industrial, manufacturing and mining industries. In that time, those industries have grown to rely on ECO Resources for integrated waste management solutions.
ECO’s operations started from humble beginnings, in a small yard in the industrial estate of Naval Base to the south of the Perth CBD. Since then, ECO has expanded operations across two large sites in the City of Kwinana and the Shire of Waroona.
These sites include multiple picking stations, recycling plants, screens, crushing, concrete batching, timber mulching, sand supplies, transport and landfill with asbestos disposal capabilities.
Becoming more environmentally sustainable has become imperative for companies of all sizes across all industries. The world is transitioning to greener energy sources and waste management is firmly under the spotlight.
When you consider that 75 per cent of all rubbish sent to landfill sites can be recycled, but Australia’s recycling rate still sits at only 60 per cent, it is plain to see that more can be done.
Australia has seen first-hand the dramatic change over the last decade and the willingness of local industries to shift their waste management practices toward becoming sustainable.
Here is a snapshot of what ECO Resources has achieved in a decade of operation:
Recycled over three million cubic metres of construction and demolition waste from Perth and the surrounding regions alone
Created over 550,000 tonnes of recovered and recycled concrete – enough to make 2.5 million Eco Blocks
Salvaged over 15,000 tonnes of steel from construction projects and domestic waste
A new timber mulching plant is now in operation that is recycling over 200 cubic metres of timber and jarrah daily
And the team at ECO Resources is showing no signs of slowing down, with plans to deliver even more record numbers over the next decade.
ECO Resources was established as a small family-owned business and remains family-owned even as operations grow. ECO Resources proudly employs over 60 local people and director Budi Sumich said there are big plans to grow the company even further as sustainable waste management becomes essential for everyone in the Perth region.
“Our key to success is our Innovative plant design and ideas, tailor-made to the specific needs of the types of waste we receive from our clients here in Perth,” he said.
“Constant development, tweaking, improving and trying out new things to get the best recycling rates possible. Generating new products to a high standard of quality to ensure that all waste that can be recycled, is recycled.”
“We will continue to pave the way for sustainability and waste recycling in Western Australia for many years to come.”