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Wednesday 10 July, 2002

Brambles Industries

Re Contract

Brambles Industries PLC
10 July 2002



Medway Council has appointed Cleanaway, part of the Brambles Group, to provide a
range of waste services for the next seven years in a contract worth £71m.  From
29 September, Cleanaway will be responsible for rubbish collection, street
cleansing, waste disposal and Medway's kerbside recycling collections of paper,
cardboard and cans.

Cleanaway will replace SITA which has provided rubbish collection and some
street cleaning in Medway since 1995.

The new contract will also include: the collection and composting of garden
waste, the collection of waste and recyclable items from schools and from 60
recycling sites around Medway, the collection and disposal of clinical waste and
the management of Medway's three household waste sites.

Steve Huxley, managing director of Cleanaway UK, said: 'We are delighted to have
won the Medway contract.  Cleanaway has a proven track record in the provision
of first class services to local authorities in the UK and abroad.

'Our experience and clear understanding of the challenges facing local
authorities today, and the fact that we have the right recycling know-how and
infrastructure in place, will enable us to work closely with Medway Council on
achieving its recycling targets.'

For further information, contact:


All enquiries    Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics       +44 (0) 20 7831 3113


All enquiries    Ron Burke
                 Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs    +61 (0) 2 9256 5255

The Brambles Industries Group is globally headquartered in Sydney, Australia

Notes to editors

Brambles Industries is a leading global support services company, with annual
turnover of over £3 billion, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.  Its
key global businesses are CHEP, CLEANAWAY and RECALL.

•  CHEP is the world's pioneer and leader in the provision of
pallet pooling services.  CHEP pallets facilitate the efficient operation of
supply chains for most of the developed world's leading international FMCG
companies.  These companies require the fast availability of high quality
pallets and other types of standard loading equipment and transit packaging
wherever they operate.  CHEP meets this need through its global reach and scale,
combined with its proven logistics and supply chain management capability and
its established pallet pools and infrastructure in over 30 countries.

•  CLEANAWAY is a leader in the collection, sorting,
recycling, transfer and disposal of waste, particularly in UK, Germany and
Australia. Through SKP in Germany, it is one of the largest paper recycling and
trading businesses in Europe.

•  RECALL is a global business managing physical and digital
documents through their entire life cycle.

It also has a number of other global and regional businesses, such as Industrial
Services, Meineke Discount Muffler Shops, Interlake Material Handling and
Brambles Marine.

The combined group was formed in August 2001, when Brambles Industries plc,
previously the support services activities of GKN plc, was listed in London and
then combined in a Dual Listed Companies structure with Brambles Industries
Limited of Australia.  The two companies were previously joint venture partners.

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