Our Environmental Practices
At JWA, we are assisting construction projects across multiple industries to reduce their impact on the environment, with composite matting solutions that:
- provide the ground with a layer of robust protection
- reduce the dependency on quarried crushed rock
- reduce transportation required
- reduce waste
- reduce remediation
- reduce water runs needed for dust suppression
- reduce sediment run-offs and vehicle track outs
Within JWA, we follow the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce the need for new materials as much as possible, otherwise ensure maximum reusability of the item, and lastly, recycle the item instead of disposal.
With these in mind, we are continuously making improvements on our ISO accredited operations to go beyond meeting federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
Here are some examples:
Composite Mat Servicing
Our solutions are designed to replace traditional single-use construction materials and prevent unnecessary trips to the landfill. As such, we place a strong focus on the reusability of our products.
We have a team of qualified technicians to maintain our fleet of composite mats, fully maximising their product service life of over 15 years. Every mat returning from projects to our facilities is scrutinised for wear and tear, serviced where required, and returned to our fleet in tip-top condition.
At the end of service life, the fully recyclable composite mats have the option of being recycled locally or repurposed for research use.
Composite Mat Washing Machine
Our mat washing operations ensure all returned mats are cleaned to prevent potential contamination and the spread of weed and seeds. Constant refinement of our process has lead to the development of our washing machine, designed for high water efficiency and utilises rainwater to tackle the toughest soils and mud without any chemicals.
Development of Sustainable Solutions
We are currently developing a new technology to tackle two major Australian environmental issues, availability of clean water, and the treatment of wastewater from mining and other industries.
Manufactured in Australia, the CSMED (Concentrated Solar Multi-Effect Distiller) utilises solar energy to separate distilled water and solids from input streams. These modular units allow for decentralised water treatment without required huge investments into plant and electricity.
The prototype has been independently assessed by the Solar Impulse Foundation as an Efficient Solution, a label awarded to clean and profitable technologies.
Promoting the Culture of Sustainability in the Workplace
Our team members regularly share ideas and take on in-house projects such as repurposing broken pallets and equipment into furniture, composting, and keeping a permaculture garden.
(from left to right: Yard composting, moveable tree pot from disused IBC, resident yuzu tree, rainwater tank, coffee table from broken pallets)
To find out more on how our solutions can assist your project with its environmental requirements, call us on 1800 264 628 or click here.