Just-in-time model not working for food

During the recent Australian Circular Economy Conference (ACEC), one of the webinars delved into Food and the Circular Economy in Australia and China. One of the speakers was Alana Mann, associated professor for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Sydney. Mann noted that one outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic was …

Time for action on plastics for Australian businesses

One year on from the inaugural National Plastics Summit in Canberra, the Australian Government has this month released its first National Plastics Plan, which sets a new standard for how we as a country will tackle the plastics issue. It was fantastic to welcome such a comprehensive approach to the challenge, which also celebrated a range of …

What circular economy?

“No road should get made without it being bound by recyclable plastic, no footpath gets made without it being made from rubble and recyclable plastics, and that should be the process to design right from the outset – rather than stockpiling, burning, burying, or dumping plastic in landfills, where it can leach out in the …