With the recent bush fires in Australia there will be a significant impact on the availability of timber supplies required to rebuild post and rail in fire affected areas. APR are an Australian manufacturer offering a sustainable and durable rural fencing solution made from wood plastic composite (WPC) material, sourced locally from 50% recycled kerbside plastic and 50% reclaimed timber mill waste resources.
APR have been operating for 16 years on a state-of-art continuous extrusion line, and have the capacity to produce up to 7000 standard 1.8 metre posts (12,600 metres) each week.
Benefits of investing in durable WPC material for rural and agricultural applications:
- Durability and Long-Life Span
WPC material delivers the best of both worlds with the longevity of plastic and the rigidity of wood which is vital in the harsh Australian environment. APR’s CEO Ryan Lokan says:“The worst thing about plastic is the best thing about our WPC product … it lasts and lasts!”
- Environmentally sustainable solution to Australia’s plastic problem
Production of 7000 posts each week would consume approximately 84 tonne of WPC, including 42 tonne of waste plastic. That’s equivalent to 462,000 milk bottles from the council kerbside collection!
- Boosts to local employment and local economy
Every 10,000 tonnes of materials recycled creates 9.2 full time jobs, compared to only 2.8 jobs if the materials were sent to landfill.*
APR will be putting their hand up to be involved in rebuilding Australia’s dingo fence by applying for the supply of materials required to rebuild the fence. Tenders are open for the 1600km South Australia section of the ageing asset which is one of the longest structures in the world.
CEO Ryan Lokan says:
“a project of such large scope would be an ideal solution to waste plastic problem – the bigger the plastic problem the bigger the project required to solve it”
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*source: Parliament of Australia – Waste and Recycling Industry in Australia, Report 26 June 2018