Circular Economy | Rethinking Linear Consumption

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Victoria is expected to produce 40% more annual waste by 2046 than it did in the 2017–18 year. Strengthening our recycling system is critical, however it is not the panacea to our waste challenge. How can we reduce and reuse materials we consume before they produce carbon emissions, end up in landfill or pollute our environment?

In this episode, Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE, sits down with Kate Dundas, Director of Strategic Foresight and Research at Sustainability Victoria and Kate Nicolazzo, General Manager Sustainability at HIP V. HYPE to discuss how Victoria can transition to a circular economy.

For more information on the circular economy head to Sustainability Victoria, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Productivity Commission's Right to Repair Draft Report and the Art of Frugal Hedonism by Adam Grubb and Annie Raser-Rowland. 

We respectfully acknowledge that Hypecast is recorded on traditional Aboriginal lands which have been sustained for thousands of years. We honour their ongoing connection to these lands, and seek to respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians.