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UNSW SMaRT Centre recycling technologies and concepts have been highlighted as methods to help Australia manage its pressing waste challenges and achieve a circular economy.
The Australian Parliament House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources, in December 2020 released its report, From Rubbish to Resources: Building a Circular Economy, after holding an Inquiry since October 2019.
SMaRT highlights include:
The report recommendations contained various elements of SMaRT's submission recommendations which include government support to use university-developed technology to help solve some of our waste challenges, including the need for “mobile” waste management solutions such as Microfactories.
Here is a link to the Australian Parliament's Report landing page, which also publishes the SMsaRT submission (No 80).