The circular economy in Australia

CSIRO Cutting Edge Science and Engineering Symposium, 2019 • Clayton, Victoria Australia


Heinz Schandl

Editorial Board Member at Resources Conservation & Recycling

Talk summary

A transition to a circular economy in Australia offers new business opportunities, helps revitalise manufacturing in Australia, creates additional employment and has large environmental benefits. This presentation will identify the opportunities that exist in major provisions of construction and housing, transport and mobility, agriculture and food, energy and for long-lived consumer goods. It will also show that in the short term there are many economically attractive options for resource efficiency and waste minimization, and that in the long run a circular economy is superior to business as usual. A transition to a circular economy, however, is not going to happen spontaneously and will benefit form well designed polices and incentives that drive this transition.

About this talk




On May 27th, 2019


CSIRO Cutting Edge Science and Engineering Symposium, 2019 (go to website)


Clayton, Victoria Australia

Audience size

In front of 45 people