The Guardian: The Green Recovery How Australia Can Close the Recycling Loop

The Green Recovery: how Australia can close the recycling loop

Professor Veena Sahajwalla speaking on the Circular Economy and the connection to manufacturing.

Remember when you would take your TV to get repaired if it was broken? Now, most people just buy a new one. When a new phone comes out, we ditch the old one. Each time we do this we're eating into a finite supply of resources and creating mountains of waste. A circular economy – also known as closing the loop – is when used items don't end up in landfill, but instead become the building blocks for new products. There's a whole industry waiting to be developed in Australia, if governments would get on board.