FieldTech Solutions was co-founded by Ross Headifen and John Mancarella, both passionate about the environment and sustainability. Between them, they have been supplying environmental equipment for more than 25 years to the groundwater, and contaminated land related industries.
Noticing the industries increasing use of disposable products and the rising prices, we embarked on a mission to bring a new approach to the industry. One that would deliver and manufacture cost-effective products using recovered and recycled materials where practical.
“We believe our generation’s discarded waste should not be left for future generations to deal with and resources should not be unnecessarily wasted now, depriving our future generations of their use” states Ross.
We also wanted to tackle the issue of high levels of single-use plastic sampling and monitoring equipment sent to landfills. That’s when we introduced to the market a range of landfill-biodegradable products, a technology that is now used across 25 countries. The innovative technology is made by combining traditional plastic with an organic additive and has the benefits of it being recyclable, but once disposed to landfill, biodegradation is accelerated approximately 90+% faster than conventional plastics; biodegrading into an organic matter, producing a natural fertiliser and no microplastics.
A major benefit of this technology is that the faster biodegradation in a landfill means the methane can be captured within the timeframe the landfill is actively managed, rather than being released into the atmosphere over hundreds of years after the landfill has closed and stopped being managed. This methane captured can also be used for fuel and energy production – waste to energy.