Shell Australia has launched a national waste reduction initiative, focused on the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling across all areas of its waste production profile with an aspiration to send zero waste to landfill.
Shell Australia is interested in exploring innovative concepts and technologies for making the best use of waste streams across its WA, NT and QLD operations. One core area of interest is recycling waste using circular economy principles, where the solution also provides these benefits:
Shell aims to reduce its waste sent to landfill and achieve the target of at least 80% overall waste recycling and reuse.
Shell-operated Prelude FLNG’s current waste stream consists of 80% recyclable plastics which are easily segregated and collected. However, approximately 5-10% of plastic waste is non-recoverable. There is an opportunity to identify solutions that assist in segregating plastic from comingled waste streams, where normal physical separation techniques are not adequate.
Shell is also aiming to find locally-made and innovative solutions to produce long-lasting, reusable, toxic-free plastic products. Using circular economy principles, Shell is interested in restorative and regenerative design solutions to use waste by keeping the value of plastics unimpaired in the economy. This means materials flow in a 'closed loop' system, rather than being used once and discarded.
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