The City of Ballarat has announced three new initiatives in support of its circular economy program.
The council said on Monday that these involve:
- A 12-month subscription to CSIRO’s ASPIRE platform, which provides an online marketplace for users to buy and sell their company’s waste. Local companies with fewer than 100 employees will be able to use this for free until July next year.
- A Circular Economy Ready, Set, Grow program, providing a subsidised operational review for 20 participants, to be launched September 9 and run October to December.
- A detailed materials flow analysis and end market opportunities, to run from September until next February, and determine the origin, use and management of resources.
(Businesses can find more information here.)
The initiatives are being supported by the state government’s Recycling Victoria Councils Fund, administered by Sustainability Victoria.
“Transitioning to a circular economy will also increase the profitability of local businesses and result in a healthier place for our community,” said City of Ballarat Mayor Daniel Moloney.
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