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  • Recycling cigarette butts into bricks 22 October, 2020 - Researchers have shown how industries could work together to recycle cigarette butts into bricks, in a step-by-step implementation plan for saving energy and solving a global littering problem. Over 6 trillion cigarettes are produced each year globally, resulting in 1.2
  • New project to measure the benefits of reusing materials in Australia 22 October, 2020 - A new project aiming to reset Australia’s materials economy has launched, led by researchers from Monash University and representatives from the charity sector. Measuring the Benefits of Reuse in the Circular Economy is a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage Project
  • Old tyres and building rubble making sustainable roads 22 October, 2020 - Researchers have shown how a blend of old tyres and building rubble could be used as a sustainable road-making material, in a zero-waste solution to boost recycling and support the circular economy. Construction, renovation and demolition account for about half
  • AIEN Board member, Robin Branson, retires 22 October, 2020 - We would like to thank Robin Branson, one of AIEN’s founding members, who decided to stand down on 30 June 2020 from his position on the AIEN Board. Robin was considered a pioneer of Industrial Ecology in the world and
  • From the Chair 21 October, 2020 - We hope all of our members and their families, in particular those in Victoria, have fared well this year and that 2021 will be a much better year for us all. Over the last eight months, during the difficult COVID
  • $10M in Grants for Smart Recycling Solutions 20 August, 2020 - Are you developing solutions to help Australia’s waste and recycling capability?   Applications for the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) round 10 are now open for projects which address gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability, particularly for plastics, paper,
  • AIEN Submission to Redirecting the Future of Plastic in NSW (May 2020) 8 May, 2020 - Growing recognition of plastic’s impact on our environment and human health means we need a comprehensive and bold plan to address this important issue. The discussion paper, Cleaning Up Our Act: Redirecting the Future of Plastic in NSW (released in
  • AIEN Submission to Cleaning Up our Act: The Future for Waste and Resource Recovery in NSW Issues Paper (May 2020) 8 May, 2020 - The NSW 20-Year Waste Strategy is a whole-of-government initiative to provide a long-term strategic direction for communities, industry and all levels of government to work together to build resilient services and markets for waste resources. An issues paper Cleaning Up
  • NSW Circulate industrial ecology grants now open for applications 9 April, 2020 - Circulate industrial ecology grants now open for applications Applications are now open for Round 3 Intake 7 of Circulate, the NSW Government’s industrial ecology grant program. Grants of up to $150,000 are available to businesses, not for profit organisations, product
  • From the Chair 27 March, 2020 - It is astounding what a difference a few months can make. In the December 2019 newsletter there was scarcely opportunity to mention the significant social impact of the Queensland and Northern NSW bushfires sweeping across both States at the time.