The circular economy represents a unique and significant opportunity: $210 billion to Australia’s GDP by 2050. New businesses, new products, infrastructure and services are needed. Businesses, researchers, government, and every one of us has a role to play.
The world is changing fast, and in many ways, it needed to. The linear, throw-away, flush-and-forget era is coming to an end. We simply don’t have enough virgin resources to sustain population growth at current consumption rates. The linear economic approach is unsustainable – unable to stay productive or keep us healthy and safe during the COVID pandemic.
We all need to adapt to a new reality, defined by zero-carbon, resilience and wellness. It’s time to grow the new economy.