Supercharging Australia’s lithium-ion battery recycling industry
Australia could have a $3.1 billion industry in lithium-ion battery recycling, according to a new report.
Reimagining the future of plastics
With our oceans littered with trillions of pieces of rubbish, how do we solve the plastic pollution crisis?
Motherboards as mother lode
Did you know there is up to 100 times more gold in a tonne of mobile phones than in a tonne of gold ore? Microbes could underpin a new urban biomining industry, where gold, silver, copper and other e-waste metals are extracted more cleanly and more economically than through conventional mining.
Saving the world’s ecosystems one A at a time
Scientists examine 19 ecosystems under pressure, from the beautiful to the rare.
Waste not, want not
Researchers are supporting Australia's move to a zero-waste culture with science. The first step has been a circular economy roadmap to reduce plastic, glass, tyres and paper waste.
Upscaling and expanding horticulture in northern Australia
In a region long touted as a food bowl, our scientists are working on smart, sustainable options for northern Australia food production.
Regional Australia could hold the answers to living well in 2050
Regional centres have a big role to play in the future of living in Australia
Food trends of the future
In 20 years, will we swap beef for crickets, 3-D print food, or grow our leafy greens on vertical farms in our cities? And what will changes in our diet mean for Australia’s agrifood sector?