Soft Landing is a social business providing a conscious recycling solution for the Illawarra.
Did you know?
Australia sends 1.25 million mattresses to landfill each year.
Mattresses are the most common items put out on the curb side for council collections and almost all go to landfill.
The average mattress in a landfill takes up to 0.75 cubic meters of space and contains 12.5kg of steel, 2kg of wood and 1.5kg of foam.
Over three years Soft Landing will divert 78,260 mattresses from going to landfill; this equates to 54,782 cubic meters or 2,739 semi trailer loads.
In August 2019 Soft Landing had a change of leadership as Evan Cocks our General Manager vacated his position to move back to WA. At this time we were lucky enough to welcome Chris Richards into the role of General Manager. Evan and Chris have worked together over the last few months to create a seamless transition and to share their vast knowledge, skills and experience.
Chris started his career as an electrician, worked his way into superannuation services in the financial services sector, and joins us from an Executive career in operational and customer relationship management in superannuation administration. He’s making the move to the for purpose sector, to turn his skills, experience and energy into employment, wellbeing and recycling outcomes.
We want to thank Evan for taking on the General Manager role during a big year for Soft Landing. Evan has given us expert operational knowledge, problem-solved, and built the Soft Landing team. He has been a constant advocate for Soft Landing, Community Resources and our people. We wish Evan all the best and look forward to the future for Soft Landing, Chris and Evan.
We are excited to announce we have recently been awarded funding as part of the Western Australian government's Community and Industry Engagement Program (CIE) through the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. The funding will help us to improve our mattress recycling processing. We will be making upgrades to our steel and foam recovery processes at our WA site to improve our recovery outcomes even more.
Looking for a new space for your business?
Our site at 16 Bellambi Lane, Bellambi is calling for Expressions of Interest to share our multi-purpose facility.
Share the site with our award-winning social enterprise and thriving community Op Shop.
The site would suit a number of businesses including (but not limited to):
• Recycling, repair or reuse
• Social enterprise
• NFP organisation
• Employment, education & training
Price to be negotiated based on use and m2 required.
Interested? Contact 0402 904 496 for further information.
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Covestro, one of the Soft Landing Product Stewardship Scheme founding partners have just released their Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine and we are delighted to be showcased - make sure to check out page 43!