Visy Industries is to invest in a $35 million upgrade of its Laverton glass recycling centre, Australia.

The proposed upgrade is expected to create 92 jobs during construction and a further six ongoing positions once completed.

It will double the centre’s recycling capacity from 100,000 tonnes of glass each year to 200,000.

Visy’s centre at Laverton currently operates by sorting glass 10mm in size or larger. Once this upgrade is complete, the new facility will be able to sort glass down to 3mm in size.

The additional recycled glass will be made into new jars and bottles for Australian food and beverage companies and will be used in asphalt and road base works.