About NSW Circular

NSW Circular is a NSW government-funded body with environment, economic and social goals embedded into our work. Delivering for government organisations, and empowering industry and people is at the heart of what we do. We are created by the Office of NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and hosted by UNSW Sydney.

Our mission is to deliver a zero-carbon circular economy in NSW by:

  • Providing transparent and open data to the market
  • Helping deliver new circular economy markets, infrastructure and services
  • Working collaboratively with businesses, government, researchers and individuals to remove barriers and scale the circular economy
  • Empowering people to promote circular behaviours and change

 

What is the Circular Economy?

A circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system, it is based on three principles:

1. Design out waste and pollution.

2. Keep products and materials in use.

3. Regenerate natural systems.

NSW has rising waste volumes, plateauing resource recovery rates and some of the highest per capita emissions in the world – almost triple the global average. It has been identified NSW will not reach its target of net-zero emissions by 2050 without a circular economy in action

Vision

A NSW circular economy driving jobs, economic prosperity and zero-carbon.


Vision

An NSW circular economy driving economic prosperity, sustainability & jobs.

Mission

NSW Circular’s mission is to fast-track the transition to a circular economy by:

  • Providing transparent and open circular economy data to the market
  • Helping to deliver new circular economy markets, infrastructure and services
  • Working collaboratively to remove barriers and scale the circular economy
  • Empowering people to promote circular behaviours and change

Mission

NSW Circular’s mission is to fast-track the transition to a circular economy by:

  • Providing transparent and open circular economy data to the market
  • Helping to deliver new circular economy markets, infrastructure and services
  • Working collaboratively to remove barriers and scale the circular economy
  • Empowering people to promote circular behaviours and change
Values

NSW Circular aspires to a culture of excellence, openness and collaboration with all of our team and stakeholders.


Values

NSW Circular aspires to a culture of excellence, openness and collaboration with all of our team and stakeholders.

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