• Transformation of reclaimed waste into engineered materials and solutions

  • TREMS

    TRANSFORMATION OF RECLAIMED WASTE INTO ENGINEERED MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS

  • TREMS

    TRANSFORMATION OF RECLAIMED WASTE INTO ENGINEERED MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS

  • TREMS

    TRANSFORMATION OF RECLAIMED WASTE INTO ENGINEERED MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS

  • TREMS

    TRANSFORMATION OF RECLAIMED WASTE INTO ENGINEERED MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS

  • TREMS

    TRANSFORMATION OF RECLAIMED WASTE INTO ENGINEERED MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS

  • TREMS

    TRANSFORMATION OF RECLAIMED WASTE INTO ENGINEERED MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS

The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS) will address the urgent waste crisis in Australia.

TREMS Hub

Australia’s landfill space is expected to reach capacity by 2025, with roughly 67 million tonnes of waste generated every year, and 30% of that waste going to landfill.

TREMS Hub

Using the circular economy model to tackle Australia's waste crises.

TREMS Hub

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Our Expertise

The TREMS research hub brings together leading scientists, researchers and industrial experts from nine Australian universities and 36 state, industry and international partners and will be led by RMIT and Melbourne Universities.

Together we are exploring new ways to engineer construction and other high value materials from recycled household, commercial and industrial waste to develop innovative solutions for practical application.

Our investigations will include changing behaviours, smart designs to minimise waste, optimum processing of waste and converting waste to energy, developing novel materials using recycling and upcycling technologies, and metrics and tools to encourage uptake of new materials and solutions

Our Goals

To change consumers and industry behaviour to reduce contamination, build supply chain confidence in raw waste materials using evidence based standards and guidelines.

Scientific & Engineering Research

Drive scientific and engineering research leading to development of solutions for recycling waste into sustainable materials, focusing on current and future needs of the Australian community.

Tools & Technologies

Develop tools and technologies to evaluate and quantify social, environmental and economic benefits of solutions developed from recycled waste

Behavioural Change

Develop tools and technologies for behavioural change of Australian communities to be aware of the waste generation, separation and reuse potential.

Knowledge Sharing

Provide a focal point for discussion, collaboration and knowledge sharing for academics and practitioners in the area of waste recycling, waste management and waste utilisation in construction and manufacturing.

Translation of Scientific Solutions

Provide a forum for multiple stakeholders to collaborate and investigate barriers for translation of existing scientific solutions of waste utilisation through focused applied research and field trials

Our latest research blogs

July 26, 2020 No Comments

Novel Geopolymer Coarse Aggregate Concrete

With the production of more than 16 billion metric tonnes per year, concrete has become the most widely used material on earth. Thus, the aggregates, which occupy three-quarter of the volume of concrete is also subjected to high demand. The production of aggregates to match the demand increment of concrete has become a challenging task. […]

June 26, 2020 No Comments

Sustainable biochar based functional concrete materials

Urban runoff contains significant amount of heavy metals, nutrients, suspended and colloidal particulate matters, and other aqueous and non-aqueous phase pollutants. Therefore, urban runoff has been identified as a major source of non-point source pollutants. Further, the pollution of water resources due to heavy metals has been an increasing worldwide concern for the last few […]

May 29, 2020 No Comments

Nano-Engineered High-volume Fly Ash composite

Achieving sustainability has become one of the key aspects of the construction industry in recent years. Thus, developing green construction material has a key role to play especially to minimize the carbon footprint. Concrete is the most commonly used construction material with a rapidly increasing demand over the years. Unfortunately, the main compound of concrete, […]

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