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Futures of Waste

Hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia .

The latest report from the UN’s Environmental Program is predicting that our global urban waste production, estimated at between 7 and 10 billion tonnes a year, is set to double over the next two decades, largely because of continuing population growth and urbanisation in the world’s developing nations.

There is an increasing awareness that we need to look beyond relying on ‘end of pipe’ solutions to whole of system changes, including a transformation of design, production and consumption. This will involve moving away from today’s ‘make, use and trash’ economy towards a ‘Circular Economy’, that is,

“Restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles” (Ellen Macarthur Foundation).

The event is a one-day gathering with researchers from international perspectives discussing the the global waste crisis and what can be done about it.
The day is divided into three key events, click below for details:


Seminar  >> Keynote  >> Exhibition  >>