Class Plastics: Solar Energy Use – Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Class Plastics is committed to being a responsible steward of the environment. As large energy users, we are continuously looking for ways to conserve energy and reduce environmental impacts.

Class Plastics - aerial-shot2 -Beon Energy Image courtesy of Beon Energy Solutions

Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA)

In 2017, Class Plastics, with support from Beon Energy Solutions, signed an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA), an initiative of the Wyndham City Council and the Sustainable Melbourne Fund, to assist Wyndham businesses in financing carbon reduction projects. This grant enabled us to install a 365-kilowatt solar panel system at our factory in Truganina, Victoria. Over 1,230 solar panels were installed over the factory roof covering 5,500 square meters.

Reducing our carbon footprint

Our massive 365-kilowatt solar panel generates more than 490 MWh of renewable energy and reduces more than 530 tonnes of our carbon footprint per annum, thereby helping us to achieve over $90,000 in energy savings annually.

Class Plastics prides itself on our commitment to environmental sustainability. As an industry leader, we are continuously on the lookout for innovative ways to improve environmental outcomes for all and contribute to a cleaner, greener and healthier environment.

If you’re in a business that relies on quality plastic and environmentally friendly containers to maintain your trading reputation, talk to us.

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Mario Nastri

Mario Nastri is currently a director/shareholder of Class Plastics Aust., Class Plastics QLD. & Class Packaging SA. In his past endeavors he has worked as a biochemist & physiologist at the University of Naples, Federico II 1993-1997, concentrating on aquaculture, marine pollution & during the winter months Cryogenics & IVF research & development, holding a Bachelor of Science majoring in Pharmacology & Biochemistry from Monash University. Mario also has a strong logistics background having managed a fleet of heavy vehicles which was part of a family owned business in the 1980’s & 90’s, transporting quarry stone, sand & asphalt for road surfacing. He has been with Class Plastics since 1999 & has extensive Blow molding knowledge which he has acquired over the past 20 years. He has extensive knowledge in managing a manufacturing business & overseeing a staff of 40 odd people across 4 states & 24 hour operations. He is committed to the continuous improvement of every department of the Class Plastics business, from improving manufacturing processes to creating energy via a 365Kw/1350 solar panel system installed 24 months ago.

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