What is a Circular Economy?

A Circular Economy is an alternative to the wasteful traditional ‘linear’ economy based on ‘take, make, use and dispose’. It's a self-sustaining system driven by renewable energy with an imperative to keep material resources in use, or ‘circulating’ for as long as possible. It extracts the maximum value from these resources while in use, then recovers and regenerates products and materials.

A truly Circular Economy is driven by renewable flows, rather than finite stocks. It depends on renewable energy sources, including wind, solar and bioenergy, rather than coal and other fossil fuels and materials from renewable sources.

 

Circular Economy in Action in SA (case studies)

Domiciliary Equipment Service: Circular Economy in SA in Action (2019) Domiciliary Equipment Service: Circular Economy in SA in Action (2019) (1918 KB)

Domiciliary Equipment Service: Circular Economy Pilot - Analysis Report (2019) Domiciliary Equipment Service: Circular Economy Pilot - Analysis Report (2019) (1195 KB)

Holla-Fresh Herbs and Produce: Circular Economy in Action in SA (2019) Holla-Fresh Herbs and Produce: Circular Economy in Action in SA (2019) (2070 KB)

Precycle: Circular Economy in Action in SA (2019) Precycle: Circular Economy in Action in SA (2019) (2164 KB)

Circular Economy Publications

Benefits of a Circular Economy in South Australia - summary (2017) Benefits of a Circular Economy in South Australia - summary (2017) (1713 KB)

Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy (2019) Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy (2019) (1499 KB)

Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy-Chinese (2019) Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy-Chinese (2019) (1617 KB)

Potential Benefits of a Circular Economy in South Australia - report (2017) Potential Benefits of a Circular Economy in South Australia - report (2017) (2027 KB)

Potential Benefits of a Circular Economy in South Australia - report methods (2017) Potential Benefits of a Circular Economy in South Australia - report methods (2017) (1429 KB)

 

 

 

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