The purpose of the visit was to introduce the GCCM team including management Luke McCaul to the QUT Waste Free World Team. The QUT team in attendance was Professor Leonie Barner (Director for a Waste-Free World), Professor Robert Speight (Microbial and Synthetic Biotechnology) and Associate Professor Alice Payne (Environmental and Social Sustainability in textile/apparel supply chains).
QUT were on site to help GCCM create a better environment, fuel innovation and find more sustainable solutions to its waste needs. The collaboration between a Gold Coast City Marina tenant, the QUT team and Wanless Waste Management including General Manager Peter O’Malley provided clear and sustainable ideas, repurposing, recycling and reducing the tenant’s waste comprising 90% textiles.
This visit is the start of a long-term relationship that will see exciting opportunities for both GCCM in reducing its waste footprint and QUT offering its students actionable research projects.
Want to know more? Check out our blog on the QUT initiative here.