FROM LITTLE THINGS,
BIG THINGS GROW.
In 2017 our founders created Australia’s first circular economy pilot project, The Circular Experiment, with a mission to catalyse the global transition to a circular economy. For six months they worked with 45 businesses on Ocean Street in Queensland to implement six circular economy principles.
Together they created an environment built on trust and collaboration that helped unlock economic opportunities for the street. They worked to change the narrative around what was possible thus enhancing social outcomes and finally they reduced the streets’ dependance on finite resources ultimately educating and empowering the businesses to reduce their environmental footprint.
Fundamentally, The Circular Experiment worked and as such it’s now no longer an experiment.
AT COREO WE CHANGE
THROUGH A UNIQUE RANGE OF COLLABORATIVE ACTIONS
We engage industry, influencers, and policy makers throughout Australasia to capitalise on the economic, social and environmental opportunities of a circular economy.
Here at Coreo we do things differently, we prioritise transformation over transaction, collaboration over competition and we are not afraid to take a risk in the pursuit of systemic change.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success”
Wow, you went to space and landed on the moon!
Our projects are the heart and soul of what we do. They are where we get to stretch our creative muscles and create lasting and impactful change for the people, communities, and organisations we work with and for.
We know the transition to a circular economy is not only possible, it’s inevitable, and it represents the economic opportunity of the century.
So the question isn’t what or when but how.
Below are just some of the ways we are empowering organisations to seize this opportunity:
We are working with the Brisbane Airport Corporation to position them as Australasia’s leading circular airport. We are achieving this through a region wide education campaign; a redesign of the domestic terminal’s waste infrastructure; and through the circulation of resources to create social, environmental and economic value.
We are collaborating with Ricardo Energy and Environment to design and deliver Australia’s first circular economy master planned community, Yarrabilba. Yarrabilba is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia and will one day be home to more than 45,000 people. Our work on this community will form the circular economy strategy that Lendlease will use to develop all of their subsequent master planned communities.
We are a part of a consortium of organisations led by Global Future Makers, and joined by Regional Economic Solutions working on a regional circular economy project that constitutes 23% of Queensland’s land mass. This project aims to provide the RAPAD region with practical steps to take to achieve community resilience and self sufficiency by utilising circular economy principles.
We are working with Spicers Retreats to accelerate their work towards net zero waste and ultimately a circular economy across their luxury retreats.
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Co-Create & incubate.
In partnership with Business Models Inc. we are delivering a Circular Economy Opportunities Lab to co-design breakthrough solutions to build regenerative economic systems, in partnership with industry, government, non-profits and academia.
Supported by the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science the Circular Economy Opportunities Lab brings together key leaders to answer the question: “What actions can Queensland take together today to manage the transition to the circular economy of tomorrow that provides all Queenslanders with an advantage?”
The Circular Economy Opportunities Lab is a lean and iterative process of rapid prototyping, end user feedback, and business insights which culminates in a co-investment pitch decision. We work to mitigate risk and accelerate success by leveraging the power of the network.
To learn more about the lab or to get involved click below.
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Not somebody else’s story on the theoretical value of a circular economy but through our own story actioning it.
We told you up above that our founders successfully created Australia’s first circular economy pilot project but what we didn’t tell you was that our founders are two sisters who had a big hairy audacious goal to FUNDAMENTALLY prove that there was a different and better way to do things…
So armed with this goal (and not much else) the journey began.
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We don’t tell other people's stories. We tell our own.
Within less than 18 months our founders have been invited to keynote and speak at over a dozen national conferences and thought leadership events including VIVID Sydney, The World Science Festival Brisbane, Waste and Resources Perth, The Global Ideas Festival Melbourne, and many more.
Through personal experience and action our founders deliver presentations, workshops, and educational content that provide a clear and engaging vision for the circular economy which when brought to life through relatable anecdotes, endearing authenticity and novel ways of thinking not only inspire audiences but also evoke a clear path toward circular economy action.
Speaking topics include:
Waste not want not- unlocking value- waste is a resource
How to engage and mobilise a community
Resilience, how to overcome adversity and become unstoppable
How to embrace and be transparent with your whole self, the good, not so good and the downright quirky!
People say you can’t choose your family so why go into business with them when you have the choice
“A great initiative, in one of my favourite places in the world.
Dr. Steven Miles, MP
Former Minister for environment and heritage protection
Former Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
“We love that you guys are here,
it’s so amazing what you have done for us”
Restaurant on Ocean Street
“You are both utterly incredible and completely inspirational, I listened to you talk and I was MIND BLOWN! I had no idea what the Circular Economy was let alone how amazing it is!”
Sunshine Coast resident
Small business owner