India-Australia Circular Economy (I-ACE) Hackathon, 2021

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India-Australia Circular Economy (I-ACE) Hackathon, 2021

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations

In news

  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Australia’s national science agency (CSIRO) kick started the India-Australia Circular Economy (I-ACE) Hackathon, 2021.
  • Goal: To enable talented innovative students and start-ups from Australia and India to address common national issues through innovative technology solutions 

Key themes for the hackathon:

  • Innovation in packaging reducing packaging waste
  • Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste
  • Creating opportunities for plastic waste reduction
  • Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste

Do you know? 

  • A ‘circular economy’ model employs waste management and focuses on reusing, recycling and responsible manufacture. 
  • It can support the development of new industries and jobs, reducing emissions and increasing efficient use of natural resources.

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