Victoria releases circular economy paper

The Victorian Government has released its first issues paper on the development of its future Circular Economy Policy, calling for public input on its design and development.

State Minister for the Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio, said that the plan will delivery new opportunities for industry while ensuring that the state’s recycling system is more resilient and sustainable.

“We’re transforming the way we think about waste and resource recovery – developing a circular economy will deliver better environmental, social and economic results for Victoria,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

The policy will see the State transition from a traditional linear model of consumption to a circular model that ‘continually seeks to minimise the use of natural resources’.

“A circular economy will not only improve Victoria’s waste and recycling systems – it will support local businesses and create local jobs here in Victoria,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

“I encourage Victorians to have their say on this important issue as we work towards a final policy in 2020.”

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