Introducing Resourceful Waste
Recycling and waste management are an integral part of a sustainable city. We each play a role in the generation of waste and environmental issues that lead to the pressure on raw materials, greenhouse gas emissions and loss of valuable resources. In the ACT, we are one of the leading jurisdictions in waste management in Australia and has a relatively high environmental awareness among the community. There are still much to be done as Australia taken the step to stop exporting recyclable waste and strategises plan to manage waste and resources more efficiently.
The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science is proud to support the initiative and contribute to solving Australia’s growing waste problem. We emphasise on the whole-systems thinking approach to turn waste to resources and to work collaboratively with the Australian Government and industry. We see an excellent opportunity to build a platform to connect and share knowledge among communities, government, industry and institution to achieve the shared vision of waste reduction and better recycling approaches.
We warmly welcome you to the first edition of the Resourceful Waste quarterly newsletter, a collaboration between ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) and ACT NoWaste. Here you will find the latest news about all the waste initiatives and innovation in the waste management and recycling industry. The newsletter will feature a broad range of waste-related articles from a wide range of disciplines related to material cycles and waste management.
We look forward to keeping you posted on issues in waste management and recycling sectors, and sharing the great innovation and technology that will assist in retaining valuable resources towards a circular economy.
We welcome everyone to actively support this newsletter by continuously inform the progress and challenges in resources and waste management area to divert waste from landfills and improve recycling efficiency.
- Professor Nick Birbilis, Deputy Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
You can find out more about Resourceful Waste and subscribe to the newsletter at: cecs.anu.edu.au/resourceful-waste