Building a circular economy for Geelong

A circular economy is a model that aims to design waste out of the system. 

It retains the value of the materials we produce as waste through greater reuse, recovery and recycling and, in turn, dramatically reduces our use of natural resources and the volumes of waste produced. 

Our residents are projected to generate 58,700 tonnes of household waste per annum by 2026. Without a sustainable waste and resource recovery system, the waste generated by our community will rapidly accumulate, affecting the health of our natural environment and causing risks to public health and wellbeing. 

Contributing to a circular economy by reducing waste is an important focus of our Environmental Strategy 2020-2030. Some of our work towards this goal includes:





Page last updated: Thursday, 28 May 2020

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