In October 2018, the NSW Government released a draft Circular Economy Policy outlining the principles and ideas that can help to shape our approach to resource use and waste management in NSW. At the same time, a Circular Economy Discussion
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) believes the China Sword policy and the latest regulatory changes in New South Wales affecting the application of mixed waste organic material to land, constitute an ideal opportunity for change in the way the
In a world-first Australian innovation, Australian Councils are increasingly replacing the traditional steel mesh used to reinforce concrete in footpaths with recycled plastic. Councils are responsible for building or replacing an estimated 8,000 kilometres of footpaths in Australia each year.
A Macquarie PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups. Dominik Kopp has developed a method to turn coffee grounds into lactic acid, which can then be used to produce
The AIEN is currently preparing submissions to the ACT Waste to Energy Policy and the NSW Government’s Circular Economy Policy, and invites you to provide feedback. All contributions will be considered, however, cannot be guaranteed inclusion in the final submission.
Welcome to another edition of In the Loop. We are all making our way in the changed resource management landscape post implementation of the China Sword policy. Undoubtedly, as the debate matures and plays out at national, state and local
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) has issued a communiqué calling for prioritised action with respect to facilitating circular economy in Australia. Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy: A blueprint for action on plastics and packaging calls for a
Researchers from the Monash University’s School of Chemistry, in an international collaboration with IITB (India), are working with the Food Innovation Centre, industry and farmers to help them turn food waste into profits. With more than $5.4 billion worth of
The University of NSW (UNSW) has developed the world’s first ‘microfactories’ that can transform all of the recycled containers and materials put out in council bins, along with other waste streams such as e-waste, and convert them into reformed materials
Currently, there is so much happening in the resource management and resource recovery space that many of us are waiting for an opportunity to draw breath! We all seek some certainty post the China National Sword Policy, but in reality,