The first recommendation of the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee report on our waste and recycling industry (June 2018) was that the Australian Government ‘act urgently to transition … to a circular economy which prioritises the collection, recovery and re-use of products’.

State governments in Victoria, NSW and South Australia have followed suit.

This comprehensive research report gives an overview of the ‘circular economy’ concept, discussing recent research and developments in the circular-economy space and challenges to its implementation.

It details numerous examples of jurisdictions within and outside of Australia in which circular initiatives are being realised.

Further reading