About us

Who we are

NSW Circular is an innovation network established by the NSW Government to support the transition to a Circular Economy.  

Our Vision is to mainstream the Circular Economy in broad aspects of business and everyday life to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to NSW.

Our Mission is to solve problems, create pathways to markets, and foster innovation through a more sustainable approach to design/production, use of resources and recycling of waste to create value.

What we do

We broker projects and foster collaboration among government (local and state), industry, research organisations and communities to overcome barriers to adopting a Circular Economy by:

Connecting: We facilitate workshops, forums and events that involve stakeholders across supply chains, waste streams and regions to allow shared solutions to waste problems in NSW to be developed.

Collaborating: We work with local champions through pilot projects to demonstrate potential solutions that showcase the benefits of the Circular Economy in NSW.  

Communicating: We champion the adoption of Circular Economy solutions through sharing best practice, case studies and initiatives relevant to NSW.

What we offer

Advice and general guidance on Circular Economy initiatives.

Access to expertise in the fields of design, production and science around materials recycling.

Access to independent commissioned research and analysis capabilities.

Case studies and solutions for a range of materials combining technical and innovative general business approaches.

Connectivity to leading researchers, materials supply chains, and end-users.

To download a printable copy of our flier “Who we are” please click here.

Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Founding Director of the UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre, is the Director for NSW Circular and is supported by Co-Director, Ashley Brinson, who is Executive Director of the Warren Centre at Sydney University. Anders Hallgren is the Chief Operating Officer.

NSW Circular is governed by a Board. See our Board Governance page for a list of our directors. 

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