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Powering ahead on sustainability through 100 per cent renewable electricity

Vinidex, one of Australia’s leading pipe manufacturers, has announced that from 1 January 2025, all Vinidex sites in Australia will be powered by 100% renewable electricity. 

An exciting development and agreement has been reached between Vinidex and clean energy partners including CleanCo Queensland, and Iberdrola to provide Vinidex sites in Australia with clean energy, generated 100% from renewable sources including wind and solar.

Iberdrola Lake Bonney Wind Farm, a source of renewable electricity for Vinidex as of 2025. Image: supplied by Vinidex

“We are proud to announce that from 1 January 2025, all Vinidex sites in Australia will be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity,” shared Vinidex on LinkedIn.

“Moving to 100 per cent renewable energy is a landmark in our sustainability journey, and a big step towards our ambitions,” Vinidex chief executive officer David Bird said.

“This is significant to us internally, but we believe that it is also significant to our customers and community stakeholders, who are increasingly looking to us to take the lead in reducing the carbon intensity of products.”


Setting ambitious targets

Vinidex have ambitious targets to reach by 2025 which include;

1. Quadruple recycled content in Vinidex products
Vinidex reuse 100% of all scrap made internally and they are securing large amounts of third party external recyclate (post-consumer recycled plastic) which would otherwise go to landfill.

2. Zero waste to landfill
Vinidex focused on switching to recyclable packaging that can be multi-cycled or recycled again, reduced cross-contamination of products that can be recycled and provided education to the wider community about how to recycle products and packaging.

3. 2023 Environmental Product Declarations

The latest results from Vinidex' 2023 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are now available, featuring newly updated data from previous EPDs published in 2016. These results allow customers to truly understand the environmental footprint of their pipes. You can find out more about their EPDs here.

4. More material efficient, innovative products
Vinidex material efficient products such as Supermain PVC-O® have less global warming potential than the alternatives. In 2020, they released StormFLO® using more recycled material and are have other improved sustainability systems in development

What's next for Vinidex?

Vinidex, backed by Aliaxis, is committed to being a leader in sustainability. They aim to reach their ambitious target of reducing scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 75% per tonne of production by 2025.  Vinidex have invested in solar panels on many of their key sites. The electricity produced at these sites contribute to powering our sites, however  the additional step of entering into an agreement with clean energy partners such as CleanCo QLD and Iberdrola to supplement their energy needs has allowed for 100 per cent renewable electricity by 1 January 2025. 

“We are proud to be play our part in working towards a sustainability needs of today and beyond,” the company said.

To learn more about Vinidex’s commitment to sustainability, click here