circular economy

Aluminium being smelted

Aluminium is hugely useful, but energy-intensive to produce. What if we didn’t have to smelt any more?

kitchen splashback and island bench front made from green ceramics

A new display apartment shows how recycling techniques developed at UNSW Sydney could change the way we build our homes.

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Waste-to-energy incinerators could help Australia deal with its mounting waste crisis, but burning rubbish may come with risks to public health.

Jobs in regional areas will be among the first products of the NSW Circular recycling and manufacturing network.

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Creating new materials from waste products is essential if we’re to solve the global recycling, waste and emissions crisis.

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UNSW sustainability innovator Professor Veena Sahajwalla will lead a new centre energising the circular economy in NSW.