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Manufacturing and Recycling for a Circular Economy - Professor Yang

From: Emma Boddington

Valid from: Wednesday 5 June 2024 to Wednesday 19 June 2024

Come and learn how the future of manufacturing can support a circular economy through innovative recycling practices.

Date: Tuesday, June 18.

Time: 12 noon – 1:00pm

Location: Penrith campus, Building Z, Ground Floor, Room 64 or via Zoom.

Register to attend: https://westernsydney.libcal.com/event/5722127?hs=a

WSU's Professor Richard Yang lead the research of fabrication, testing, characterisation, modelling, and optimal design of 3D printed recycled thermoplastics as part of a project titled Designing for circular economies: Creating impact from local plastic waste using off-grid containerized 3D printers & practice based learning. According to Professor Yang, 3D printing and its application to the circular economy, or full life cycle use, is critical to developing sustainable, zero-waste designs and manufacturing technologies that can generate positive long-term impact across the energy and infrastructure sectors as well as other essential functions.

Western Sydney University was placed first in the world in the 2022 and 2023 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, the only global performance measure that assesses universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Library’s Thought Leadership event series aims to celebrate and promote this #1 ranking, complementing work being undertaken across the University as part of its Sustainability and Resilience Decadal Strategy 2030.