NSW Circular has released two new online tools, aimed at helping companies, councils and communities measure their progress towards zero waste.
- A new portal by NSW Circular where business, government and communities can track Australia’s progress to a circular economy; and
- A Bespoke peer benchmarking reports and interactive metrics dashboards for local councils and their community to visualise key waste management and recycling metrics and trends to expand services and solutions. Councils and professionals who work with councils can work with NSW Circular to obtain a specific report for their local government area.
NSW Circular’s CEO Lisa McLean described the circular economy as a $2 trillion opportunity for the national economy as industries and governments took to “recycling, reusing and designing out waste.”
“These metrics will help identify areas where waste can be used as a resource, how new emerging circular industries and jobs can be measured and help us all get on with building a strong zero-waste, zero-carbon circular future.”
The organisation’s Chief Circular Economist Dr Kar Mei Tang added that it was hoped the new metrics would help reduce waste and carbon emissions, and that, “Measuring our progress towards a circular economy begins with knowing how we are tracking, both historically as well as against our peers.”
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