Reconophalt recognised with major award

Downer has been recognised by the Victorian Government and Sustainability Victoria in winning a Premier’s Sustainability Award.

Downer won the award in the Large Business category for Reconophalt, our innovative asphalt product that contains high recycled content from materials such as soft plastics, glass, toner and reclaimed road.

“This award proves that with thought leadership in sustainability and partnerships with progressive and environmentally conscious governments, suppliers and customers, we can continue to set new benchmarks in recycling and repurposing waste materials into new streams of use. It’s all about pulling products, not pushing waste,” Downer’s Executive General Manager – Road Services, Dante Cremasco, says.

Downer built Australia’s first recycled road containing soft plastics and glass with Hume City Council in Victoria in May 2018, and has since built roads using recycled materials across Australia.

This project demonstrates Downer’s contribution to achieve the following Sustainable Development Goals: