Advancing Australia’s transition to a ‘greener’ plastic future

There is unprecedented growth in demand for bioderived and biodegradable materials. We will capitalise on our abundant natural bioresources to drive advances in technology for the development of bioplastic and biocomposite products for the new bioeconomy.

Our vision is to perform leading edge research with a holistic focus and to develop industry-ready specialists to underpin Australia’s transition to a globally significant bioplastics and biocomposites industry.

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  • Not all bioplastics are green

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  • Where does plastic go?

    Where all of the plastics produced in 2015 will be by the year 2035 if there is no change to the way we produce, use and dispose of plastics.

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  • Who we are

    At our first face to face meeting we asked ourselves what kind of Centre we wanted to be part of – this is what we came up with.

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News and Events

  • Research centre to tackle global pollution with ‘green’ plastic
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  • UQ builds for a sustainable future
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  • Bioplastic Promise
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Congratulations to CI Luigi Vandi for his recent publication evaluating the colour accuracy of 3D printing - Their data is #OpenAccess find it here

Congratulations to CIs Steven Pratt & Bronwyn Laycock on their recent publication on PHA transesterification

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Our Partners

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Bioplastics and Biocomposites is funded by the Australian Government through the Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) for Training Centres (ITTC).