The transition to a circular economy is underway across industries, sectors and communities. Noteworthy practical measures are in play as are policy development processes across all levels of government.
The Victorian Government has also commenced public consultation on developing a circular economy policy and action plan to be released in late 2019.
An issues paper has been released and invites input, ideas and circular economy stories to help shape and inform a draft policy for further consultation during September and October 2019.
The deadline for submissions is 2 August 2019 and additional detail on how to provide feedback can be found here.
A circular economy pathway can facilitate system-wide transformation across the economy and portfolios with potential to deliver responsible prosperity that is planned and sustainable.
The policy will be supported by a ten year action that will outline more specific initiatives on how the Victorian Government will involve the community, industry and other relevant stakeholders.
The consultation process provides a valuable opportunity to solicit input that can move beyond conventional waste management activities with a view to achieving higher levels of waste avoidance and sustainable materials management that is restorative, regenerative and low carbon.
Equilibrium will be responding to the issues paper on behalf of clients and we look forward to supporting other organisations share their views and solutions with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
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