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Recycle your beauty product packaging for free L’Oréal Australia and TerraCycle have

caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair

partnered on a new recycling program,

spray and hair treatment packaging.

providing Australian consumers with the

• Skincare packaging such as lip balm,

reassurance that all the beauty and personal

face moisturiser, face and body wash

care packaging they collect at home will

soap dispensers and tubes, body and

not go into landfill.

hand lotion dispensers and tubes and

The way TerraCycle works is that it

shaving foam packaging.

takes waste and recycles it into something

Consumers can recycle any brand,

that can be beneficial for the community,

not just those within the L’Oréal Group.

such as a playground or outdoor furniture.

Furthermore, for each piece of waste

As explained by the company’s founder and

sent to TerraCycle, consumers will be

CEO, Tom Szaky, “TerraCycle’s core focus

raising a $0.02 donation for the school

is taking traditionally unrecyclable products and making them recyclable, to divert as much waste as possible from landfill.”

or not-for-profit of their choice. will accept the following waste products:

“L’Oréal Australia is proud to be

• Cosmetics packaging such as used

working with TerraCycle,” said Christine

Through the Beauty Products Recycling

lipstick and lip gloss, mascara, eye

Burke, corporate communications director,

Program, L’Oréal Paris and Maybelline are

shadow, bronzer, foundation, eyeliner,

L’Oréal Australia. “We’re looking forward

encouraging consumers to collect their empty

eye shadow, lip liner and concealer

to seeing what’s possible from this new

beauty products at home and send them to



TerraCycle to be recycled. L’Oréal Australia

• Hair care packaging such as used

will cover the costs of the program, which

shampoo and conditioner bottles and


Solar installation overcomes the challenge of clay Deployed on the wide open plains of northern NSW, in a region

span between piers resulted in an agile mechanical system that

with high irradiance, NX Horizon’s expansive arc harvests the solar

withstands the challenges posed by shifting clay. The streamlined

potential of Australia. The Moree Solar Farm combines sun

design empowered Elecnor to overcome the challenges of working

availability and powerful tracking technology with

with dynamic soil, helping the company to deploy Australia’s largest

a reduced total cost of ownership, making the

solar tracking system in difficult terrain.

farm a good example of a PV model project.

NEXTracker’s system is said to have an ±8° advantage over

Solar array design and installation are

the competition, allowing for a 120° tracking span that fully soaks

some of the most costly components

in the 275 W/m2 of solar irradiance beaming down on this desert

of tracker installation. The heavy,

region. These optimisations result in an efficient drive system that

cracked clay found in the floodplains

effortlessly powers an entire row. In projects of this size, the small

of Australia’s Mehi River requires

details translate into large savings.

tailor-made foundations to address

The Moree Solar Farm, outfitted with NEXTracker’s robust

the clay’s extremes of expansion and

technology, will supply clean electricity to the region, generating

contraction. When developer FRV and

the equivalent electricity to power 15,000 homes and avoiding

EPC contractor Elecnor were faced with

95,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The clean power plant

these challenges, they turned to NEXTracker.

will also help the region save approximately 165,000 ML of clean

NEXTracker’s engineering team partnered

drinking water, compared to the operation of a coal-fired power

with Elecnor and pier manufacturer Blade Pile to


deliver the Moree Solar Farm’s solar pier foundation. Blade Pile’s

“NEXTracker’s NX Horizon technology is an excellent tracker

geodynamic design addresses the challenges posed by shifting

solution for this challenging project,” said Elecnor Project Manager

clay, stabilising the tracker foundations as the clay sets around the

Pedro Fernandez. “The company has developed a unique foundation

piers. Furthermore, NEXTracker’s NX Horizon solar tracker has a

solution that addresses the challenging soil conditions found at

mechanically balanced design and optimised components that use

this project site in Australia. This solution minimises site grading

less steel and require up to 33% fewer piers; thus, the number of

and grounding requirements and simplifies design, installation and

these vital components was greatly reduced.


With no row linkages to further complicate the anchoring of the foundations, NX Horizon’s independent row architecture and long

NEXTracker Inc

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