MWRRG supports young designers to create products from recycled material

Cardboard surfboards (pictured), reading glasses, puffer jackets and bike seats are a just a few of the innovative products RMIT University students created as part of a pilot Commercial and Industrial waste (C&I) partnership program with MWRRG.

Through the C&I waste partnership program, $10,000 was provided to RMIT University for its Design with Waste Outreach Platform. The project aims to establish a collaborative platform for design and waste recovery industries to build new demand for recovered waste commodities through new design concepts. Part of the funding provided by MWRRG is going towards a website dedicated to the Design with Waste Outreach Platform, which will showcase case studies of exemplar design projects. 

The C&I waste partnership program is a response to research we commissioned in 2017 which found that C&I food waste and plastics waste represent two of the three highest volume C&I waste streams, have significant environmental impacts, and offer the greatest potential for additional resource recovery.

Find out more about MWRRG’s C&I Waste Strategy.

 

Last updated: 17/10/2018