Driving the Circular Economy

Green Industries SA is leading South Australia’s transition to a circular economy by ensuring resources circulate more within the state’s economy through innovation and best practice in resource recovery and remanufacturing.

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Innovative Resource Recovery

Green Industries SA is funding infrastructure and innovation to reduce waste to landfill and recover resources for reuse and recycling in South Australia.

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Reducing Food Waste

Green Industries SA’s strategic priority to recover and process food waste is underpinned by investment in infrastructure and the systems to collect and process organic waste, including food waste.

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Reforming Packaging & Single-use Items

Reducing the environmental impacts of excess packaging and single-use plastics and encouraging business to develop new alternatives is a strategic priority for Green Industries SA. Single-use Plastics legislation is now in effect in SA.

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Reforming Household Waste

Green Industries SA funds projects to stimulate innovation, efficiencies and improvements in local government waste management and recycling.

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Disaster Waste Management

Experience from around the globe demonstrates that developing a disaster waste management plan can greatly improve outcomes by building capacity within individuals and organisations to undertake waste management activities.

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Highlights

Circular Economy Why it’s a ‘must have’

Leading South Australia’s transition to a circular economy to grow our economic prosperity, improve and sustain our environment and increase our wellbeing.

Bushfire Waste Management

In December 2019 and January 2020 fire destroyed more than one third of the island. Watch how we managed the bushfire clean-up in this video.

South Australia's Recycling Activity Survey

South Australia leads the nation with the best recycling rate in Australia. 83.8% of all waste generated in South Australia is diverted from landfill.

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News Achievements in the circular economy recognised

Deputy Premier and Minister for Climate, Environment and Water Dr Susan Close...

Events Exploring circular economy opportunities in SA’s built environment – online workshops

Date: 23 August 2022Start Time: 10:30amFinish Time: 12:30pmGISA is partnering with the...

Case Studies Independent Brewers Association

The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) with support from Green Industries SA's Business...

Case Studies Rockford Wines - Getting the right information.

This case study highlights initiatives taken by Rockford Wines to reduce their...

Resources Opportunities for a Circular Textile Economy in South Australia

This report, created by Green Industries SA and Greenaround Consulting, examines opportunities...

Funding

Funding Circular Economy Market Development Grants

Grants for  councils, industry associations, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes, and...

Funding Regional Transport Subsidies

Regional Transport Subsidies Program provides funding support for one way...

Funding RMF Recycling infrastructure for soft plastics funding

Funding is available through the Australian Government’s $190 million Recycling...

Funding RMF Regional and Remote Communities

Funding is available through the Australian Government’s $190 million Recycling...

Funding Charitable Recyclers Subsidy Program 2021–22

The Charitable Recyclers Subsidy Program provides financial relief to charitable...

$13.59m

for the clean-up of
523 bushfire affected properties
(Summer 2019-20)

$7.14m

in funding to improve resources efficiencies, divert materials from landfill and improve the quality of recovered materials (2019-20)

83.8%

of all waste diverted
from landfill (2018-19)

247.5 tonnes

of household chemicals and paint
collected and disposed (2019-20)

6.1 tonnes

of light globes collected
and disposed (2019-20)

46,618 tonnes

of material from 523 bushfire affected properties (Summer 2019-20)

33%

reduction in waste
to landfill since 2002-03

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