We’re launching the Australian Circular Economy Hub, here’s what that means

We’re launching the Australian Circular Economy Hub, here’s what that means

By Lucy Jones  November 2nd, 2020

A Hub for knowledge, tools, ideas, collaboration, education and, most importantly, action.


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At time of writing, the November 24 launch of the Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub) is just 21 days, 12 hours, 21 minutes and 54 seconds away!

In preparation for this exciting launch, we have spent the past few months collecting inspiring case studies and conducting research into business understanding and implementation of the circular economy in Australia. We have also been preparing our Strategic Action Plan and putting the final touches on our soon-to-be-launched website.

None of this would have been possible without the expertise of our friends in the circular economy community; From the knowledgeable team at Edge Environment (our first official Technical Partner for the Hub); To the expert community builders and circular economy pioneers at Circular Economy Victoria and Holonic; And our friends in the Netherlands at the Holland Circular Hotspot (our Collaboration Partners).

After months of brainstorming in boardrooms and endless hours of video calls, we're ready to share our plans with you — the people who will help us transition Australia to a circular economy. So, without further ado, we would like to introduce you to the ACE Hub.

Why we are launching the Hub:

We believe the current linear economic model is unsustainable and there is a better way.

Our mission:

To facilitate the transition to a circular economy in Australia.

Our role in the circular economy:

Transitioning to a circular economy will require action and commitment from all levels of government, businesses and the wider community. The ACE Hub’s role is to foster collaboration and the enabling conditions to assist all the innovators and implementers in circularity in Australia so they can optimise their impact.

What you will find on the Hub:

The ACE Hub online platform will be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for circular economy inspiration, education and implementation in Australia. From launch it will showcase:

  • Inspiring case studies from Australia and around the globe

  • Circular economy news

  • A curated knowledge hub that will be updated regularly to reflect the latest developments in circular economy thinking and action

  • Our research report looking at business uptake of the circular economy in Australia

  • Our Strategic Action Plan which will outline the program's activity for the coming years

This content offering will evolve, with a few exciting developments already planned for the Hub, so watch this space!

This program has been made possible thanks to grant funding from the Australian Government and our valued sponsors Bingo Industries, KeepCup and Planet Ark Power.

The ACE Hub officially launches on November 24 with an online event that will be live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House. Join us for a morning of talks from some of the brightest minds in the Australian and international circular economy space. Head here for more information and to secure your ticket.


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Lucy Jones

Lucy started her career working as a writer and editor in print and digital publishing. She went on to create content for Australia's leading sustainable fashion platform while completing her Master of Cultural Studies. Lucy spends her downtime at the beach, crocheting and hanging out with her cat Larry. She believes words can change the world and is stoked to help Planet Ark spread the message of positive environmental change.

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