Focus areas

Biodegradable plastic

The challenge One million tonnes of Australia's annual plastic consumption is single-use plastic such as that used in food packaging. […]

Close up of a Black solider fly on a leaf

The challenge Ever wondered what happens to plastic consumed by insects? Our research is hoping to answer questions such as: […]

Group of people in India sorting plastic on a mat

In June 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India agreed to collaborate on an ambitious program to reduce plastic waste.


We have developed an environmentally-friendly, sprayable biodegradable polymer membrane product that can help farmers produce more during harvest, on the same land area, while using less water, nutrients and agrochemicals.

computational model of a plastic degrading enzyme in complex with its substrate

The challenge The use of plastic materials has spread to all industries and manufactured products given their outstanding mechanical properties, […]