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Reimagining the future of plastics

Each year, 90 billion tonnes of primary materials are extracted and used globally for plastics. Only nine per cent is recycled, with economic, social, environmental and health impacts.

With a ban on exporting Australia's waste in place, immediate transformation is required to build a successful waste sector, deliver new industries and jobs, and stop plastic pollution ending up on land and in our oceans.

Potential impact

Together with partners, we aim to transform plastic waste into a commodity, whilst informing waste management policies to build a more resilient Australia and support new industries.

We can transform the way we use, manufacture and recycle plastics by creating new products and more value for plastics. New solutions under development include plastics detection using artificial intelligence, implementing and optimising waste monitoring systems, and establishing recycling standards and best practices to reduce contamination.

Proposed focus

Transforming the way plastic is made, processed and recycled

The Ending Plastic Waste mission in development aims to drive Australia’s circular economy and create systemic change through data science, materials and manufacturing, recycling processes and whole of life, circular solutions to reduce plastic pollution entering the environment.

Our multi-disciplinary capabilities will support industry needs and inform policy and regulatory decision makers. This will deliver real-world impacts by reducing plastic waste.

Collaboration

Working together to end plastic waste

The Ending Plastic Waste mission in development aims to drive Australia’s circular economy and create systemic change through data science, materials and manufacturing, recycling processes and whole of life, circular solutions to reduce plastic pollution entering the environment.

Our multi-disciplinary capabilities will support industry needs and inform policy and regulatory decision makers. This will deliver real-world impacts by reducing plastic waste.

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