Creating jobs through circular economy.
CELL is Australia’s first Living Lab dedicated to the circular economy.
Founded by Dantia, Lake Macquarie City Council and the University of Newcastle and based in Lake Macquarie, CELL is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that drives circular economy outcomes by accelerating innovation, building capacity, and creating new jobs.
What does CELL do?
CELL focuses on projects that could generate new employment within Lake Macquarie by taking waste from within our LGA or close region, converting these into new or alternate materials, and assisting with transitioning away from our carbon and extractive-based economy and attracting new manufacturing/energy.
We offer strategic advice and resources to address barriers that individual organisations can’t tackle alone — an environment to test, learn and validate leading-edge ideas with the potential to transform the economy.
CELL focuses on projects that could generate new employment within Lake Macquarie by taking waste from within our LGA or close region and converting these into new or alternate material.Learn More
Collaborate with us
Collaboration with industry, universities, and local communities, is central to the CELL approach and current key partners include Lake Macquarie City Council, Dantia, and the University of Newcastle.Learn More
Low Carbon Roads
In conjunction with Hunter Water, Edge Environment and Sustainability Advantage, our low carbon road project is exploring different building materials we may be able to use in our roads.Learn More