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The Environmental Solutions Research Centre was designed to foster transdisciplinary industry engaged research to tackle waste and pollution challenges to improve environmental outcomes in New Zealand. Current ESRC activity investigates ideas and concepts including:
Hazards associated with asbestos and asbestiform minerals and the potential application of bioremediation processes; waste minimisation in construction and engineering, with a focus on plastic waste; and the recycling/reuse of waste streams into the built environment.
Air quality (with an emphasis on particular particulate matter); indoor air pollution in NZ homes; stormwater and its influence on coastal erosion; the treatment of nitrate-rich runoff from agriculture; and the partitioning of persistent organic pollutants in wastewater systems.
ESRC collaborates with a broad range of partners including national and international universities, crown research institutes, governments and industry. The centre is funded both internally, by various NZ governmental groups and ongoing industry sponsorship.
If you have any ideas that you would like to discuss with the team, please email us by clicking the link below.