Recycling & Environment
At Corex Plastics we actively exploit the ability of products made from thermoplastic to be reprocessed at the end of their life into another useful product. We have our own internal shredding, granulating & polymer reprocessing facility and partner with key polymer re-processors to gain continuity of supply with quality and commercially effective reclaimed polymer. Re-processing thermoplastics makes good commercial sense, community sense and environmental sense for Corex Plastics. In fact effective management of thermoplastic reclaim is very much the way we operate.
Environment and sustainability
We acknowledge that much of our manufacturing inputs come from non-renewable sources and our product, process design and strategic direction aim to continuously improve the efficiency of how we use these resources. This includes considering materials selected for extrusion & fabrication, their ability to be recovered into future products (ideally with Corex) and the future availability of the resource in addition to how we can help make a positive impact for our clients.
The growing bio-polymers & bio-degradable polymer segment are on our radar screen and are an area we expect to be operating in over the coming years.
Operationally we have ongoing programs and projects to reduce energy, packaging, freight, emissions and waste we use or produce. Besides being better for our staff and the community this makes good business sense.
Staff at Corex Plastics engage with many sustainability advocates & stakeholders to gain knowledge and provide better outcomes for our business and the community through undertaking focussed and results based initiatives.
Premium Enviro-range products (recycle grade)
Corex have taken a holistic view on recycling and have engaged its major clients in a recycling program. The program encourages clients to work together with Corex to return Fluteboard® and Corflute® materials for reuse. With our purpose built recycling facility, returned sheet in the form of retired packaging, printed signage and off cuts are all recycled and re processed to form our premium Enviro-range products, that embrace the "cradle to cradle" principles of sustainability.
Corex Encore Fluteboard® for general packaging and industrial print applications.
Rebound Graphex® Solid Polypropylene Sheet
Corex Rebound Graphex® solid polypropylene sheet for industrial print applications.
Many of the products we make (and services we provide), have been donated to the wider community for use in some exciting projects.
Corex Plastics is proud to be involved with the Breast Cancer Network Australia's - "Mini-Field of Women" event.
This national event is held in October each year. The event centers around a field of 100 Pink Lady Silhouettes, printed by Corex and manufactured with our Corflute product. The female silhouettes are planted in the ground. Personal messages of love and support written by family and friends, pay tribute to the women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.