Our Western Sydney Service Centre transports coils to our internal and external customers. The coils are generally wrapped in 65 μm thick plastic to avoid damage to the coil exterior.

A successful trial was conducted using 35 μm thick plastic. Part of the trial included ensuring the stretch wrapper machine was capable of using the thinner plastic and coils were transported to customers to measure any damage that may have resulted in using the thinner material.

Implementation of the new thinner plastic wrap has resulted in a reduction of over 8.5 tonnes of plastic waste going into landfill each year, a cost saving of approximately $22,000 p.a., and improved efficiencies achieved through the reduction of roll changing frequency.