The 2022 Adelaide 500 Supercars will be returning to the streets of Adelaide on Thursday, 1 December and ends on Sunday, 4 December. APR Manufacturing Group (our parent company) have come onboard as a sponsor for Thomas Maxwell Racing, with the bright blue and red colours of our logo splashed over the car bonnet. You’ll be able to see Thomas Maxwell racing in the Super2 Series over the weekend so be sure to catch all of the action from this young and upcoming star. Stay tuned for race updates. We wish you all the best Thomas.
For more information on Thomas Maxwell Racing visit his website here.
Thanks, from Team APR!
Pictured; APR has previously sponsored Thomas Maxwell at the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup at The Bend Motosport Park in Tailem Bend.
APR were privileged to host a dynamic group of circular economy leaders at our manufacturing facility today as part of the 2020 Circular Economy Global Leadership Program which is being hosted in Adelaide. APR was selected as an ideal location for a site visit to help promote the circular economy to an elite international audience.
The visit was part of a Green Industries SA and United Nations Centre for Regional Development initiative aimed at providing program participants with a hands-on learning experience where they can see circular economy practices being used successfully in everyday business practices. South Australia is leading the way in the circular economy practices in Australia and we were proud to be part of this exciting program today.
In November last year, Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) opened a new Community Education Centre which showcases innovative materials and organisations that are engaged in circular economy activities.
APR was selected as a feature company with our Plinths and Lectern on display. The collaboration is a great opportunity for APR to gain exposure with council community groups and residents and extend our reach in the circular economy space.
You can read the latest news story here: www.nawma.sa.gov.au/new-education-centre-now-open/
We were proud to be presented with the Gold Award for National Safe Work Month’s organise your own workplace activity.
A safety improvement competition was run in October with employees suggesting safety initiatives in five categories relevant to their workplace. The competition was a great way to engage with staff (with 100 entries submitted), and provide safety improvements in practical and simple terms.
Congratulations to all those who where involved.
See the media release here: www.safework.sa.gov.au/news/safety-champions-announced-2019-safe-work-month-competition
On Thursday 7th November, APR were extremely privileged to host some very esteemed company at our manufacturing facility in Kilburn with the National Environment Ministers coming to visit. The visit was organised by Green Industries SA and SA Environment Minister, MP David Speirs, and the guest list included Minister for the Environment, MP Sussan Ley, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Trevor Evans MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, MP Matt Kean, NZ Associate Minister for the Environment, MP Eugenie Sage, and NT Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, MP Eva Lawler.
A meeting with all Australian Environment Ministers was held in Adelaide on Friday, 8 November, and with the recent attention on the recycling and resource industry, and the recent national agreement to establish a timeline to ban the export of certain waste materials (including plastics), APR was identified as an ideal location for a site tour prior to the event.
APR is proud to be sponsoring the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA of SA) Conference and Annual General meeting (AGM) at Adelaide Oval next week. We will be showcasing some of our recycled wood plastic composite products during the 2-day event. Our team will be there to engage with stakeholders, and provide education about how our products can assist councils to meet their strategies of recycled content buy-back.
Join APR at Sustainability Victoria’s Buy Recycled Conference in Victoria for an exclusive look at the latest products and materials with recycled content. There is free entry to the event so come and see us at Stand 14. We will have our easy to install Railcomp Matting System on display, which is ideal for pedestrian crossings, level crossings, inter modal yard crossings, and remote access panels. Download a product brochure here.
On Wednesday 9th October, the Federal Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Trevor Evans, and South Australian Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs, came to visit our factory today as part of a tour of Adelaide’s recycling facilities.
The tour was part of a State Government announcement for recycling infrastructure grants to develop ideas to divert waste from landfill. South Australia is leading the way in providing plastic solutions in Australia and we are proud to be part of this exciting movement!
Watch the footage from the ABC Evening News:
APR was privileged to host an Australian first memorandum of understanding signing ceremony (MOU) at our facility on Wednesday 18th September.
Led by the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) the event is the beginning of a circular procurement pilot project, with nine South Australian councils signing a commitment to purchase product made from recycled materials.
The participating councils are Adelaide Hills Council, City of Burnside, City of Charles Sturt, Mount Barker District Council, Rural City of Murray Bridge, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, City of Onkaparinga, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, and City of Prospect.
The project launch marks a milestone for industries trying to create, innovate and manufacture products out of recycled materials, specifically plastic. For industries looking for opportunities, areas to develop or to expand into, the freshly created demand by today’s announcement for content buyback will drive innovation.
With today’s announcement we can finally turn the arrows around. Moving from a push to a pull-through circular economy will mean that the need for content buy-back will awaken a new industry. Demand will drive innovation. Demand will drive recycling. Demand will drive recovery and collection, and demand will drive responsible recycling behaviour.
For years the manufacturing industry in South Australia has been on a decline and with today’s pilot program announcement perhaps we can be known as the state that drives innovation by demand for our waste resources.