Local governments are facing a major challenge of possible closure of landfills by 2025.

The under resourced sector is in urgent need of solutions.

The needs range from separation at source, cleansing of waste, transport, smart solutions to change behaviour of consumers and land use monitoring.

Major contributing research areas identified:

  • Treatment of waste, separation supporting product development etc.
  • Using recycled materials in the infrastructure projects
  • Technological solutions to change the consumer behaviour

Major material challenges identified:

  • Timber
  • Soft Plastics
  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Demolition Construction Waste