Concrete using recycled tyre rubber hits the road to a circular economy
Engineers have managed to replace 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete – such as gravel and crushed rock – with rubber from discarded tyres that meets building codes, promising a boost for the circular economy.
RMIT graduate on a mission to divert soft plastics from landfill
Meet Pieter Lamb, an RMIT Entrepreneurship graduate with a commitment to sustainability. While at RMIT, Lamb created a new product called the Skrunch-It — an idea that came to life when he noticed a gap in the market for products that promote the convenient recycling of soft plastics.
Researchers step back in time in search of a more sustainable fashion future
Researchers from RMIT have turned their attention to one of Victoria’s best-known tourist attractions — the Sovereign Hill Living Museum in Ballarat — to explore how local and historic dress practices could be applied today to make the fashion industry more sustainable.
Natural hazards research comes to RMIT
Australia’s centre for disaster and natural hazards research is teaming up with RMIT on research and educational initiatives aimed at saving lives and protecting communities from natural disasters.