A joint UNSW project will receive $3m to convert paper and plastic landfill waste into construction materials.
UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla will spearhead a new national research centre investigating technology for waste reduction and materials processing.
Waste-to-energy incinerators could help Australia deal with its mounting waste crisis, but burning rubbish may come with risks to public health.
Creating new materials from waste products is essential if we’re to solve the global recycling, waste and emissions crisis.
New efforts to reduce and re-use waste to boost a ‘circular’ economy are underway.
Waste microfactories can transform the manufacturing landscape in Australia, especially in remote locations where waste transportation and processing are expensive.
The case for expanding nuclear energy is based on a raft of myths including its status as an energy source, greenhouse gas emissions, accidents, wastes and economics, writes Mark Diesendorf.
UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.
Mixed plastic and glass waste is set to become a valuable commodity with the establishment of an $8.8 million “green manufacturing” research hub at UNSW led by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla.
The quest to find innovative recycling methods to tackle growing amounts of waste across the globe has attracted researchers and industry delegates to UNSW for the International Sustainability Symposium.