Driving waste for the world
Language Log 2019-09-15
It's not clear what either of those activities really are, and it's not easy to construe either of them as something to boast about.
UNSW seems to be taking a contrarian stance here — "driving waste" sounds like "working to create more garbage", and "recycling innovation" seems to mean "copying others' inventions". Not your typical 21st century academic slogans.
But then you realize that what they're proud of "driving" is innovation in the area of "waste and recycling", so that the intended parse is
(( Driving (( waste and recycling ) innovation ) ( for the world ))
[h/t Bob Ladd]