Circular economy is the most talked about topics in sustainability. But while it has everyone talking, it’s also amongst the least well defined concepts that sustainability professionals have to deal with. Few companies have worked out what it means to them, while consultants across the world are agonising over what a meaningful circularity advisory service really looks like!
To help cut through the noise Edge, together with the Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School and Mirvac, hosted an event on circular economy in the built environment. It featured a range of speakers discussing what circular economy meant to them, and how what they were doing in practice to bring the term to life. For those that missed it, the short video below provides a summary of what we discussed.
The event also gave us a chance to launch our new “circularity tool“. Built following a pilot funded by the NSW EPA, the tool draws on our experience working on hundreds of projects, spanning circular economy, life cycle assessment, waste and sustainability strategy. It is not intended to be hugely rigorous or technical, but instead is intended to give users a sense of how they are progressing in the journey towards circularity: something to provoke thought and stimulate further investigation. That said, if you score 100% your product might just need a bit more sustainability attention from your marketing team!