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Regional circular economy practices

NSW Circular recently caught up with Henry Gundy, the Woodlawn Eco-Precinct Manager who runs the innovative and high-tech waste management system owned by Veolia at Goulburn, south of Sydney. Instead of sending household waste to landfill, a number of Councils in Sydney send their residual waste for processing at Veolia’s new Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) facility. Woodlawn has prioritised sustainable and innovative waste management practices including: 1) Landfill gas engines that recover up to 7 megawatts of clean energy from what would otherwise be gas-emitting waste material; 2) Agriculture incorporating a working farm that applies nutrient and grazing rotation to help manage and understand impacts on the site; 3) Aquaculture and horticulture capturing waste heat from energy production and using it for fish farming and hydroponic horticulture; 4) Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) extracting organic content from the waste to produce compost for environmental rehabilitation; 5) A windfarm (operated by Infigen Energy) that harnesses 48.3 megawatts of clean energy per year. 6) A solarfarm utilising increased sun exposure from cleared land to produces 2.5 megawatts of clean energy per year. Read the full case study here.

Examples of a circular economy

In this video, our Director, UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla discusses her work while guests Craig Reucassel of ABC War on Waste fame and entreprensur and Dresden Vision CEO Bruce Jeffreys talk about the importance of ‘tech transfer’ and examples of the economic, scientific and environmental benefits of a circular economy. And here is a link to Bruce’s story.

Innovations to the Circular Economy

Not for profit Be Waste Wise sat down with NSW Circular Director, UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla to talk about her work on helping society to move to a circular economy. In the interview, Robert Crocker, Deputy Director, China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, asks Veena about her scientific innovations and why she is passionate about helping to create a circular economy.

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Veena speaking at 2020 Shared Value Summit

Veena speaking at 2020 Shared Value Summit

Our Director, UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla, will be a speaker at the 2020 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific on 10 June talking about the need for “renewable materials” and the importance of adopting circular economy …

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Make Australia ‘make’ again

Make Australia ‘make’ again

In The Australian Weekend Magazine, our Director, UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla, talks about how to treat waste as ‘renewable materials’ as we seek a new sovereign capability in the face of COVID-19 …

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CE ‘startup meetups’ #5 webinar

Date: 29/05/2020

At our “Startup Meetups” #5 webinar, in partnership between NSW Circular and Boomerang Labs, we hear from our Director, UNSW Professor, Veena Sahajwalla, and business founder Olympia Yarger from Gottera …

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CE ‘startup meetups’ #4 webinar

Date: 22/05/2020

At our “Startup Meetups” #4 webinar, in partnership between NSW Circular and Boomerang Labs, we hear from KPMG’s Scott Valentine and Sustainable Salons’ Paul Frasca …

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CE ‘startup meetups’ #5 webinar

Date: 29/05/2020

At our “Startup Meetups” #5 webinar, in partnership between NSW Circular and Boomerang Labs, we hear from our Director, UNSW Professor, Veena Sahajwalla, and business founder Olympia Yarger from Gottera …

... More
Past Event

CE ‘startup meetups’ #4 webinar

Date: 22/05/2020

At our “Startup Meetups” #4 webinar, in partnership between NSW Circular and Boomerang Labs, we hear from KPMG’s Scott Valentine and Sustainable Salons’ Paul Frasca …

... More

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