ASPIRE to change the way we deal with waste.

Industry faces new challenges in today’s world where the cost of waste disposal is on the rise. No longer is it cost-effective to send waste to landfill. Neither is it resource-efficient or socially acceptable for environmentally conscious companies not to consider end-of-pipe impacts.

Advisory System for Process Innovation and Resource Exchange (ASPIRE):

  • has been developed in response to manufacturing companies talking to their local councils about high waste disposal costs, particularly those associated with increasing landfill levies.

  • leverages CSIRO's expertise in industrial engineering and industrial ecology, operations research and information retrieval to build a software tool that identifies potential business to business (B2B) resource exchanges, known as Industrial Symbiosis (IS).

    Simply put, IS is where a waste or by-product from one facility is used as an input to another. This follows the common term "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure".

  • can be accessed online and deployed using existing established council and manufacturing business networks, and supports local government business sustainability programs.

Support for the project

The roll out of this valuable tool for business has been supported through funding from Cleantech Innovations Geelong; a partnership project between Future Proofing Geelong, the Geelong Manufacturing Council and state government. 

For support from the local business network facilitator, contact Mark McCleary by:

Page last updated: Friday, 30 June 2017