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Victorian Minister for the Environment visits Scipher’s Dandenong facility

To celebrate the official launch of our new recycling equipment co-funded by Sustainability Victoria, Scipher hosted a site tour on Friday 25th August to demonstrate the increased capabilities of our Dandenong facility.

A great day was enjoyed by the Hon. Ingrid Stitt, Victorian Minister for Environment, the Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP for Dandenong, Matt Genever, Sustainability Victoria CEO, and many other guests, partners and our valued employees.

Our Primary Shredder and Optical Sorter were two key additions to our facility that were able to be purchased with assistance of the Victorian government grants, which have improved our capacity and recovery rates substantially.

Chris Sayers, Executive Director said “We’ve invested significantly into the facility since we commenced operations 2-and a half years ago, which includes not only our new equipment and processing infrastructure, but also into our processes, our health and safety measures, and importantly into our committed staff and people, who are the driving force of the success of our operation.”

The Hon. Minister Ingrid Stitt commented “I was pleased to visit Dandenong on Friday with Minister Williams to tour the upgraded Scipher Technologies plant, where a $395,000 grant from the Andrews Labor government has supported the local business to quadruple its capacity to recycle flat screen TVs, computers, keyboards and other e-waste.”

The Hon Gabrielle Williams MP said “Scipher Technologies’ Dandenong operations are good for the environment, good for the economy and good for local job creation.”

Matt Generver, Interim CEO at Sustainability Victoria said “These upgrades received funding through Sustainability Victoria’s E-waste Infrastructure Grants and will add almost 15,000 tonnes of new recycling capacity into the system. A huge shout-out to Chris Sayers and the Scipher team for their leadership in this important area, it really is a great facility that continues to kick goals.”

Scipher’s Melbourne facility has a capacity to safely process over 20,000 tonnes of e-waste per annum, producing high-quality output for reintroduction to the local economy.