This month, the winners of a new awards program, The Circle Awards, were announced! The awards were created to celebrate and unite the businesses, organisations, projects and people shaping the circular economy in Australia and New Zealand. GECA is proud to be a supporter of The Circle Awards.
Established by The World’s Most Rubbish (TWMR) in partnership with NSW Circular, The Bravery, and Urban List, The Circle Awards is shining a spotlight on products and services adopting circular practices that span all aspects of our day-to-day lives.
In contrast to our current ‘take-make-waste linear model, a circular economy is regenerative by design. It’s about rethinking the entire approach in order to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems. Keeping resources in use for longer and in a perpetual loop or circle reduces environmental impact and protects precious natural resources.
These awards are the results of hours of meticulous judging from Australia’s leading voices within the circular economy. After reviewing nearly 200 entries, the expert panel has chosen an assortment of winners as the best organisations, businesses, or individuals, paving the way for a more sustainable future.
At GECA, we know that collaboration is essential if we are going to move to a circular and inclusive economy. We’re excited to see initiatives like The Circle Awards rewarding those organisations implementing circular solutions.