Revaluing Workshop Waste

Murrang Earth Sciences Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRO-013332

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Saturday, May 29, 2021

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • National Priority: TIA - Waste


The Revaluing Workshop Waste project will identify waste and recycling opportunities and solutions for the agriculture, fisheries, and forestry sectors in Australia. We are focusing on workshop waste, as it is currently the waste stream with the least funding and research opportunities, whilst aligning with the National Waste Policy and Action Plan. The project has two phases. First, an options analysis with comprehensive stakeholder consultation. We will research innovative ways that workshop wastes are being repurposed both in Australia and overseas. This research phase will draw upon a range of sources, including industry reports, research articles, and company websites. We will interactively present these options to industry to gather their insights and perspectives (which options will work and why, or why not), before creating a final list of options that have been ground-truthed as likely to work.

In phase two the team will analyse the practicality of potential solutions via a feasibility assessment. The feasibility assessment will consider regulatory, environmental, economic, logistical and social implications of the options, including market demand and viability, and stakeholder opinions. From this analysis, the most promising solutions will be developed into case studies that demonstrate successful opportunities for revaluing workshop waste in these primary industry sectors. Case studies will consider circular economy principles within farming systems and be presented in engaging ways. The project will have extension opportunities embedded into the design and outputs for the future. We will encourage partnerships and opportunities for solution implementation.


Transformative Industry Action

Research Organisation

Murrang Earth Sciences Pty Ltd