Our draft Circular Economy Plan for Glen Eira

Community engagement on our draft Circular Economy Plan for Glen Eira has now closed. Thank you for providing us with your feedback.

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Supporting our community transition to a circular economy is a key action in Our Climate Emergency Response Strategy 2021–25 | Dhumbal Wurrungi-biik parbin-ata.

We have developed a draft Circular Economy Plan for Glen Eira and would like to hear your feedback by Friday 17 June.


What is a circular economy?

Currently, we take materials and make them into products we eventually throw away as waste. This is a traditional ‘linear’ way of doing things in which we ‘take-make-use-dispose’.

Instead, many countries, states and local councils are transitioning to a circular economy model to manage Earth’s resources more efficiently. Being part of the circular economy means being more resourceful and less wasteful.

In an ideal circular economy, nothing goes to waste — all materials we use are cycled through ongoing loops of sharing, repairing, reusing and recycling. Waste is designed out of the system. Instead, through a circular economy, wasted materials are recognised as another resource to be repurposed, reused and recirculated back into the system.

Although a circular economy goes beyond Glen Eira, we all have a part to play. We want to create opportunities that make it easier for everybody to make the most of materials and keep resources in circulation.

Our draft Circular Economy Plan sets out how we will lead by example and support our community in the transition to a circular economy.


Pillars to support the transition to a circular economy 

During the development process, three main pillars were identified as principles that intersect with Boonwurrung knowledge, they are:

  • Design - Design products, business and programs with diverse benefits in mind, for current and future generations.   

  • Share - Share resources and knowledge through collaboration and partnerships to develop measures that acknowledge the interconnected nature of our systems.   

  • Regenerate - Regenerate natural systems by recirculating materials at their highest value with repair and reuse, preventing unnecessary consumption of virgin materials and creating opportunities with waste. 


The draft Circular Economy Plan is open for community consultation between Wednesday 18 May – Friday 17 June. Feedback from this engagement will help to refine the actions that sit within the Plan.


How can you provide feedback?

Before providing feedback please review the draft Circular Economy Plan - which is also available in the document library.

1. Online - by completing the draft Circular Economy Plan survey (CLOSED)

2. In person - Come along to one of our community pop-ups (no booking required):

  • Thursday 19 May - 11am - 2pm - Carnegie Library Forecourt (near Grill’d on Koornang Road)
  • Sunday 22 May - 10am - 1pm - Elsternwick Plaza (outside Goat café on Glenhuntly Road)
  • Saturday 28 May - 8am - 12.30pm - Bentleigh Farmer Market, Moorleigh Village

3. Online - Join us at one of our info sessions (registration required):

  • Sunday 22 May - 3.30pm – 4.30pm COMPLETED

  • Wednesday 25 May - 7pm – 8pm COMPLETED

Community engagement on our draft Circular Economy Plan for Glen Eira has now closed. Thank you for providing us with your feedback.

******************

Supporting our community transition to a circular economy is a key action in Our Climate Emergency Response Strategy 2021–25 | Dhumbal Wurrungi-biik parbin-ata.

We have developed a draft Circular Economy Plan for Glen Eira and would like to hear your feedback by Friday 17 June.


What is a circular economy?

Currently, we take materials and make them into products we eventually throw away as waste. This is a traditional ‘linear’ way of doing things in which we ‘take-make-use-dispose’.

Instead, many countries, states and local councils are transitioning to a circular economy model to manage Earth’s resources more efficiently. Being part of the circular economy means being more resourceful and less wasteful.

In an ideal circular economy, nothing goes to waste — all materials we use are cycled through ongoing loops of sharing, repairing, reusing and recycling. Waste is designed out of the system. Instead, through a circular economy, wasted materials are recognised as another resource to be repurposed, reused and recirculated back into the system.

Although a circular economy goes beyond Glen Eira, we all have a part to play. We want to create opportunities that make it easier for everybody to make the most of materials and keep resources in circulation.

Our draft Circular Economy Plan sets out how we will lead by example and support our community in the transition to a circular economy.


Pillars to support the transition to a circular economy 

During the development process, three main pillars were identified as principles that intersect with Boonwurrung knowledge, they are:

  • Design - Design products, business and programs with diverse benefits in mind, for current and future generations.   

  • Share - Share resources and knowledge through collaboration and partnerships to develop measures that acknowledge the interconnected nature of our systems.   

  • Regenerate - Regenerate natural systems by recirculating materials at their highest value with repair and reuse, preventing unnecessary consumption of virgin materials and creating opportunities with waste. 


The draft Circular Economy Plan is open for community consultation between Wednesday 18 May – Friday 17 June. Feedback from this engagement will help to refine the actions that sit within the Plan.


How can you provide feedback?

Before providing feedback please review the draft Circular Economy Plan - which is also available in the document library.

1. Online - by completing the draft Circular Economy Plan survey (CLOSED)

2. In person - Come along to one of our community pop-ups (no booking required):

  • Thursday 19 May - 11am - 2pm - Carnegie Library Forecourt (near Grill’d on Koornang Road)
  • Sunday 22 May - 10am - 1pm - Elsternwick Plaza (outside Goat café on Glenhuntly Road)
  • Saturday 28 May - 8am - 12.30pm - Bentleigh Farmer Market, Moorleigh Village

3. Online - Join us at one of our info sessions (registration required):

  • Sunday 22 May - 3.30pm – 4.30pm COMPLETED

  • Wednesday 25 May - 7pm – 8pm COMPLETED

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