A circular economy for NSW

The NSW Government is developing a Circular Economy Policy to deliver positive economic, social and environmental outcomes for the NSW community.

The circular economy is about changing the way we produce, assemble, sell and use products to minimise waste and to reduce our environmental impact. The circular economy can also be great for business; by maximising the use of our valuable resources, and by contributing to innovation, growth and job creation.

A circular economy is all about valuing our resources, by getting as much use out of products and materials as possible, and reducing the amount of waste we generate. For example, using recycled materials in manufacturing, repairing household goods before buying new ones, or re-purposing items that are no longer used.

What would a circular economy look like to you? How could you get involved, and what support would you need?

Draft Circular Economy Policy and Discussion Paper

The NSW Government has released a draft Circular Economy Policy which outlines the principles and ideas that can help to shape our approach to resource use and waste management in NSW.

We have also drafted a Circular Economy Discussion Paper, which explains these circular economy principles and how they play out around the world.

Draft NSW Circular Economy Policy Statement

NSW Circular Economy Discussion Paper

Current status

The consultation on this draft policy was open from 22 October to 25 November 2018, and is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact us at circular@epa.nsw.gov.au.

What are the next steps?

All submissions will be reviewed and used to finalise the Circular Economy Policy. An Implementation Plan will then be developed that sets out how we will work with business and local communities to make the most of our resources and move towards a circular economy.

The NSW Government will work to embed circular economy principles into Government decision making. It will also continue to work with other State and Territory Governments and the Federal Government to advocate for and work on cross-border actions that can help transition to a circular economy.

The NSW Government is developing a Circular Economy Policy to deliver positive economic, social and environmental outcomes for the NSW community.

The circular economy is about changing the way we produce, assemble, sell and use products to minimise waste and to reduce our environmental impact. The circular economy can also be great for business; by maximising the use of our valuable resources, and by contributing to innovation, growth and job creation.

A circular economy is all about valuing our resources, by getting as much use out of products and materials as possible, and reducing the amount of waste we generate. For example, using recycled materials in manufacturing, repairing household goods before buying new ones, or re-purposing items that are no longer used.

What would a circular economy look like to you? How could you get involved, and what support would you need?

Draft Circular Economy Policy and Discussion Paper

The NSW Government has released a draft Circular Economy Policy which outlines the principles and ideas that can help to shape our approach to resource use and waste management in NSW.

We have also drafted a Circular Economy Discussion Paper, which explains these circular economy principles and how they play out around the world.

Draft NSW Circular Economy Policy Statement

NSW Circular Economy Discussion Paper

Current status

The consultation on this draft policy was open from 22 October to 25 November 2018, and is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact us at circular@epa.nsw.gov.au.

What are the next steps?

All submissions will be reviewed and used to finalise the Circular Economy Policy. An Implementation Plan will then be developed that sets out how we will work with business and local communities to make the most of our resources and move towards a circular economy.

The NSW Government will work to embed circular economy principles into Government decision making. It will also continue to work with other State and Territory Governments and the Federal Government to advocate for and work on cross-border actions that can help transition to a circular economy.