This project is part of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS), which will address the urgent waste crisis in Australia.
Theme 1 of TREMS, Social change and smart design to minimise waste, is being led by Professor Ralph Horne, and has three projects. Professor Horne is the chief investigator on Project 2, Social and policy dimensions of waste minimisation and waste management. Dr Bhavna Middha is the Research Fellow and Ms Sara Pishgahi is the PhD Student.
Subproject 1: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY APPROACH
Mapping and building Circular Economy networks, infrastructures and institutions to minimise waste
Subproject 2: MINIMISING KERBSIDE WASTE AND CONTAMINATION
Efficient and effective co-mingled waste minimisation: Detailed analyses of domestic practices.
If you live in an apartment and are keen to participate in our research, pls contact Bhavna at 03 9925 4891
More about TREMS
Australia’s landfill space is expected to reach capacity by 2025, with roughly 67 million tonnes of waste generated every year, and 30% of that waste going to landfill. The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS) will address the urgent waste crisis in Australia.
The TREMS research hub brings together leading scientists, researchers and industrial experts from nine Australian universities and 36 state, industry and international partners and being led by RMIT and Melbourne Universities. The TREMS hub is based around five themes.
Combined these themes will:
Learn more here https://tremsnetwork.com/
Horne R., Dorignon L., Middha, B. (2022). “High-rise plastic: Socio-material entanglements in apartments”, The Geographical Journal, doi: 10.1111/geoj.12457