GDP Industries: providing jobs to supported employees through recycling
GDP Industries (Geelong Disabled People’s Industries) is an ADE (Australian Disability Enterprise) offering long term supported employment to people with a disability. It has been operating in Geelong for over 52 years and is a recycler of many different items.
One of the valuable services that GDP offers is recycling of expanded polystyrene.
Polystyrene is a lightweight plastic that’s commonly used to make packing materials to protect fragile items in transit. It is also used to make food and drink containers, such as meat trays and instant noodle cups.
Polystyrene cannot be recycled through kerbside recycling bins, but clean and dry polystyrene can be recycled through GDP Industries. GDP’s specialised resource recovery depot accepts expanded polystyrene for reprocessing. It’s shredded, bagged and sold to local manufacturers to make products such as lightweight concrete pavers.
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