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Toxfree encourages AFIA nominations

  • Posted on Monday 7th, August 2017.

Chemical waste management company, Toxfree, is encouraging waste and recycling operators to apply for the Victorian Transport Association’s (VTA) prestigious Waste & Recycling Award as part of the the 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA).

Now in its second year, the Waste & Recycling Award recognises implementation of a policy or program and/or a technology innovation that improves sustainability.

Toxfree, which was the winner of last year’s inaugural award, has joined the chorus of past winners to encourage entries to the 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards.

Toxfree General Manager – Industrial Services, Scott Russell, told Waste Management Review the company was proud to receive the award as it reflects its core values of safety, reliability and sustainability.

“For us, the award recognised the policies and innovations we have in place nationally to transport all types of waste, including industrial, hazardous, construction and medical in the safest way possible,” said Russell.

VTA CEO, Peter Anderson, said it is more important than ever for waste and recycling industry operators to nominate for this award to showcase the work the sector is doing to ensure recycling is safe and sustainable for the long-term.

“The waste and recycling industry is under the spotlight, especially in Victoria where a government taskforce is looking at systems and procedures in place at key recycling sites after a recent fire,” Anderson said.

“There is no doubt the industry is doing it tough because of less demand for recycled goods, but we know operators are making prudent investments to improve safety and sustainability within their workplaces.

“We know you do great things, and the communities you service need to know about it too.”

Applicants have until 14 August to submit AFIA entries.

Hunters & Collectors front man, Mark Seymour, will headline the 2017 AFIA.

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