At Stratex we’re committed to finding better ways when it comes to how we source, manufacture and import products. First and foremost, our products are designed to be fit for their intended purpose – protecting people, property and the environment. We are moving forward to incorporate circular considerations around our product offering. This shift beyond a traditional business model represents a greater responsibility for our products over their lifespan. We’re not just changing how products are made; we’re changing how we interact with our environment.
|Circular Model||Coir Logs||Spilltration Husky||Recycled Silt Socks|
|1. Source recycled raw materials||Coir is a waste byproduct of coconut production.||Made from used clothing, bedding and furniture, destined for landfill.||Brick waste is sourced, diverted from the landfill waste stream.|
|2. Convert for use in production||Coir fibres bound tightly within coir mesh into a log form.||Waste materials are broken down into base fibres and are thermally bonded together.||Brick waste is sourced, diverted from the landfill waste stream.|
|3. Use product as a fit-for-purpose solution||Coir logs are used to control sediment, constructing check structures, managing stream flow velocity and stabilising banks and shorelines.||Spilltration Husky is used to absorb hydrocarbons in dry and wet conditions. Unique characteristics ensure that water can effectively wick through, maintaining filtration efficiency.||Recycled silt socks can be placed around drains and gutters to control sediment and prevent erosion.|
|4. Clean & reuse to extend service life||Periodically remove silt and sediment build up. Coir logs can be reused until they biodegrade.||Unlike traditional polypropylene absorbents, Spilltration Husky does not degrade from UV exposure.||Periodically remove silt and sediment build up.|
|5. Recycle & recover for secondary use||Coir logs biodegrade adding nutrients and structure to soil for vegetation to establish.||Spilltration Husky can be wrung out and reused up to five times.||Crushed bricks can be reused for filling silt socks or as fill for construction and landscaping.|
|6. Minimise landfill waste||Coir logs do not need to go to landfill.||Used Spilltration must be disposed of in landfill or contaminated waste disposal.||Polypropylene is recyclable, however it can not currently be recycled via kerbside recycling in Australia.|
We’re always looking for new innovations and better ways of doing things. Here’s how you can get involved:
Many of our product innovations have stemmed from challenges faced by our clients. We believe that collaboration is key to finding effective solutions. If you have a specific pain point or idea, we encourage you to share it so together we can find a solution.
Research, testing and development plays a key role in the X-Lab program. By actively participating in this process, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping products that not only meet your needs but could also be used to benefit others and the environment.
Do you have a waste product which could be repurposed or could be utilised more sustainably? We’re interested in practices that can help to reduce landfill waste and conserve resources. Your contributions could lead to ground-breaking solutions that address environmental challenges, paving the way for a more sustainable future.