Green Materials

SMaRT green materials are made entirely, or primarily, from the rubbish we throw away. This may not be immediately apparent because they look just as good and perform just as well or better than conventional materials made from virgin raw materials. But, they are cheaper and more sustainable, so they’re better for business and consumers, and for communities and the environment. SMaRT green materials reduce demand for energy, which helps cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, because all production processes are designed to minimise energy consumption and to replace the finite natural resources industries rely on with alternatives derived from waste. And, when we reduce pressures on virgin resources we also save the energy otherwise used in mining and transport SMaRT green materials are also non-toxic, because our processes safely eliminate or neutralise toxins.

We work in partnership with the many businesses and industries that want to improve the way we manufacture, and who understand what real world markets demand. We can, for example, produce high quality green steel and building materials using waste or transform e-waste into valuable metal alloys; with no loss of quality in the final products. We can even use carbon rich macadamia nuts waste shells in place of non-renewable coke in the production of highly advanced materials like silicon carbide, a valuable industrial additive.

And, because we can transform waste almost anywhere it is stockpiled, SMaRT green materials create more local jobs, something that’s especially important in ‘rust belt’ regions where old industries are in decline.

Click on the photos and stories below to find out more about our work!

16 May 2017

The SMaRT Approach to glass.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to macadamia shells.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to waste tyres.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to mattress and fabric waste.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to automotive waste.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to waste plastics.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to particle boards.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to waste advertising banners.

16 May 2017

The SMaRT approach to electronic waste.

15 September 2013

The SMaRT approach to agricultural waste.

7 August 2013

The SMaRT approach to making ferrosilicon alloys.