The Year in Circular Economy
Catalysing regenerative and closed-loop approaches to building economic, natural and social capital.
In a circular economy, the aim is to keep resources in the system for as long as possible.
A circular economy creates value through economic activities aimed at reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering waste. As well as this, it reduces carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions; reduces pollution, landfill and water contamination; and promotes ethical working conditions.
A circular economy is achievable. Many Australian state and territory governments are reviewing their recycling policies and businesses and industries are interested in the new opportunities that a transformed system provides.
At MSDI, we contribute to the UN SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, by trialing and testing new methods to look at the behavioural as well as the material impacts on systems. And we advise governments and policy makers with our findings and recommendations.