Submission to Inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering welcomes the opportunity to respond to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources’ inquiry into Australia’s waste management and recycling industry.

ATSE is currently undertaking a major project investigating the readiness of the Australian waste management and resource recovery sector to adapt, adopt, or develop technologies that will enable it to meet the three key challenges it will face in the decade to 2030:

  • transition to waste as a resource
  • domestic capacity to process core waste
  • emerging waste streams.

The project is focused on the opportunities presented by waste materials, and innovative solutions to these challenges.