The Circular Economy is a global economic model which separates economic growth and development from the consumption of finite resources (see this diagram from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation).
The Circular Economy aligns with the State Government's economic development goals to stimulate employment, build resilient local economies, reduce waste and develop a low-carbon economy.
Our focus includes:
- Developing new business models for enabling the Circular Economy
- Circular Economy policy and advocacy
- Re-manufacturing and symbiosis for the Circular Economy
- Lifecycle analysis, design for disassembly and design for longevity
Green Industries SA is currently investigating the development a Circular Economy for South Australia, using greenhouse gas emissions and employment numbers to measure the environmental and economic benefits.