Unmaking Waste 2018


Adelaide, South Australia

Start Date:

20 September 2018

End Date:

23 September 2018


China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development


08 8302 0357






Building upon the achievements of our first conference, Unmaking Waste: Transforming Production and Consumption in Time and Place (May 2015), Unmaking Waste 2018 will be focused on the problem of consumption itself, and its role in increasing emissions, resource depletion and environmental degradation. The following themes will be addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective:

1. Eco-Design and Development:

Designing, defining and managing objects, buildings, precincts and systems to reduce resource and energy use, and thus increase environmental and human well-being.

2. Sustainable Consumption:

Transforming behaviour, social practices, everyday consumption and service provision, including marketing, to better suit a resource-constrained, environmentally challenged world.

3. Waste Minimisation:

Reducing waste and pollution at all scales, in all domains and activities, and in all places, and transforming this waste and pollution into states of greater value for reuse.

4. Circular Economy:

Optimising social, material and economic relations and the value of goods and services to further the goals of the Circular Economy, including product and environment life-extension, reuse and repair.