RETHINK BUSINESS AS USUAL
Do you ever feel like all you hear are problems? Climate change, economic recession,
For too long the linear model of take, make, use, dispose has been the status quo.
But there is a new, powerful idea for our economy, environment and communities.
Welcome to the Circular Experiment.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SMALL BUSINESS
A new Australian economy worth around 26 billion dollars is emerging. The circular economy will create jobs and growth, drive innovation and will impact every aspect of Australia’s small business operations. What are the possibilities for your business?
WHAT IS A
The linear economy is our current economic model of take, make, use and dispose.
It is a basic structure: we dig resources out of the ground, manufacture them into products with varying lifespans, and then dispose of them as landfill and toxic waste. There are massive waste outputs and very high costs - financial, social and environmental.
This old model is no longer tenable.
A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value, at all times.
Business leaders and governments are currently acknowledging that transitioning towards a more circular economy has clear value creation opportunity for the future.
We are moving forward.
WHAT IS THE
The Circular Experiment works with 45 small businesses on Ocean Street in the CBD on the Sunshine Coast. We work with the owners, managers, and staff to assess their inputs and outputs, i.e. their electricity, water and waste. But it’s bigger than that – we look at the system these businesses operate within. This means we work to maximise the value of the street as a whole making it more productive, enjoyable, and engaging.
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