The Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW award was in recognition of a continuous improvement project to minimize dust exposure and reduce dust emissions. Sims Recycling Solutions Australia committed a substantial capital improvement project of $500,000. The project consisted of the installation of a curtain wall enclosure and an additional dust extraction unit at their main shredding site in Villawood, NSW.
The dust curtain wall will be a floor to ceiling installation, which will isolate dust from the shredding operation from the workers that are manually dissembling electronic waste. The curtain walls will also provide some sound attenuation, which will assist in the overall worker well-being.
The Sims Recycling Team celebrates success at the WCRA Annual Dinner from left Mark Hughes, Sandra Dohring, Muhammad Shamim, Tanya Bradley and Jenny Santos.