The mission of the Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub) is to facilitate the transition to a circular economy in Australia. This can only be achieved with one of the most significant collaboration efforts ever undertaken. The ACE Hub aims to be the ‘one-stop shop' for all things circular in Australia – a platform for sharing information and inspiration, and for celebrating the efforts of all those working towards this vital transition.
We believe the current economic model is unsustainable and there is a better way.
Circularity is how nature works. The great natural cycles – Carbon, Water, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulphur – are essential to our existence. Before complex human systems, the planet was already functioning in a fully circular manner where its infinite cycles produced no such thing as ‘waste’.
Our current economic model is mostly linear: take, make, dispose. We extract materials, use these to produce something, then at the end of the product’s useful life we throw it away. The growing acknowledgement that we have an urgent need to protect our finite resources and reduce emissions has led to a global movement towards the circular economy.
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals, communities, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment. We are one of Australia’s leading environmental behaviour change organisations, with a focus on working collaboratively and positively.
There is a strong need for a platform in Australia that inspires and facilitates the collaboration and networking necessary for our transition to a circular economy. Planet Ark is taking the lead on creating the Australian Circular Economy Hub and Marketplace, which will be Australia’s leading platform to accelerate our transition to a circular economy. Planet Ark is currently seeking corporate partners and collaborators for the Australian Circular Economy Hub.