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Cleanaway aligns with Fenner Conveyors

Statewide Belting, Fenner Conveyors’ Tasmania-based operation, has aligned with Cleanaway Waste Management to help reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Statewide Belting, Fenner Conveyors’ Tasmania-based operation, has aligned itself with Cleanaway Waste Management to help reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

The two companies have worked to support the other’s operations. Statewide Belting has been delivering maintenance services for Cleanaway’s recycling operations in Hobart for over eight months, while also benefitting from improved recycling and waste removal processes.

Statewide Belting branch manager, Jason Smith said it’s through this work that the alignment was developed.

“From discussions with Cleanaway, we identified that we could be helping each other. Our service team was already assisting Cleanaway to maintain their recycling facilities, and with their help we’ve been able to develop methods of being more sustainable in our workshop,” he said.

“Given the nature of our work, a lot of our waste is materials that are difficult to recycle responsibly; metals, rubber, rags, and so on. Cleanaway collects this waste and gives it a second life, reducing our workshop’s contribution to landfill.”

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The partnership allows Statewide Belting to more accurately measure the tonnes of industrial waste collected and sustainably disposed of, so that the business can work towards the overall Fenner Conveyors group goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

Smith said the alignment has been six months in the making.

“We’ve been working closely with the team at Cleanaway, Hobart, to fine-tune our processes for waste sorting and removal,” he said.

Cleanaway has been working with other locations within the Fenner group for some time including manufacturing and/or service branches in Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, Victoria.

“It’s great to be working with a company whose values align with ours. Since joining the Michelin Group of Companies, we have been working towards the All-Sustainable vision, by focusing on reducing our impact on the planet.”

Statewide Belting have received positive feedback on this alignment from its team members.

“People want to know that they can choose this career and this industry, while maintaining a commitment to the environment,” Smith said.

“It’s not one or the other; with business alignments such as this, we are showing that manufacturing and sustainability can go hand-in-hand.”

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