2016 International Sustainability Symposium - Green Manufacturing
The symposium aims to bring industries and research institutions together to share present scientific and engineering advances in environmentally sustainable materials, processes, associated technologies and economic benefits. Sustainable green manufacturing is widely identified as the new generation program shift in the manufacturing industry’s efforts to reduce environmental burdens, gain cost competitiveness and demonstrate responsible corporate citizenship.
Day 1: Green Materials
Environmentally-friendly technologies and products, like solar panels, organic cotton garments, bamboo flooring or additive-free foods are important. But, even greater environmental and economic benefits can be generated by ‘greening’ the industrial processes that deliver the materials, components and products our mass, global markets demand. This session focuses the many new opportunities to leverage high temperature reactions to transform even complex waste streams in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials’. By redirecting waste, as a valuable resource, back into our industrial processes we can transform it in the production of previously unimaginable value-added materials and products; that is, truly green materials.
Day 2: E-waste
‘E-waste’ is one of the fastest growing waste streams worldwide – and a largely untapped opportunity. Embedded in e-waste is a wealth of precious and semi-precious metals. In Australia alone we have over 25 million old mobile phones lying around in our offices and homes. Safe, low cost, small scale options for e-waste processing are urgently needed. This session focuses on different aspect of transformations of ‘e-waste’ into value-added materials and the associated developments. This session demonstrate how innovative scientific research and development is delivering economically viable, real world solutions for industries by reimagining waste as a resource for the future.
SMaRT Industry Partners: Moly-Cop, Brickworks Building Products, TES-AMM, Jaylon Industries, Resource Recovery Australia, Mission Australia, OneSteel, MEFOS, Hyundai Steel, Vinyl Council of Australia, Midwaste, NSW EPA, Hatch.
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