The Australian Circular Economy Conference will be a week-long festival of near thirty events for academics, startups, government, and industry.  Browse and register for any of the events below:

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Keynote: NSW Circular


This keynote presentation is brought to you by NSW Circular. Our conference co-chairs NSW Circular will give a twin keynote presentation featuring CEO Lisa McLean and Chief Circular Economist Kar Mei Tang. Lisa will give a view on the policy and innovation roadmap towards a circular economy and an overview of NSW Circular's role. Kar […]

Opportunities and Challenges of Using Recycled materials in Roads and Pavements: a NSW Local Government Perspective


This panel is organised by the Waste Transformation Research Hub. This session will provide a range of perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of using recycled materials in roads and pavements, with speakers from Local Government NSW (LGNSW), the University of Sydney, Transport for NSW and metropolitan and regional councils. Participants will learn about the […]

Scaling Circular Textiles: The Future of Retail and Re-sale


This panel is brought to you by the Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA) and NSW Circular. This conversation with leaders in circular economy innovation in clothing and textiles will look at the key circular economy challenges in this industry. Join us to discuss the impacts of textile manufacturing and waste, the action that is required […]

Food and the Circular Economy in Australia and China


This event is organised by the China Studies Centre, the University of Sydney and will explore the role of the circular economy in transforming how we understand and respond to food challenges. This facilitated discussion will highlight the current issues and benefits of 'smart food' systems, China's response to food challenges in a changing climate, […]

Hydrogen from Waste: A New Route to Green Hydrogen


This event is invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact us. The challenges of waste management in Australia are immense and the solutions that work elsewhere in the world may not be applicable in an Australian context. This has led to agreements by the Australian government to boost resource recovery targets for […]

Architecting a Digital Circular Future: Transitioning to a True Circular Economy via Analytics


The transition to a true Digital Circular Economy requires an unprecedented collation, transformation, understanding, and use of data to provide information and answers for industries and individuals. Mercularis is proud to present a panel session with a cross-section of leading industry and academic experts. Join them in discussing data opportunities, barriers, and solutions to dwindling […]

Circular Economy and Clean Energy to Achieve Sustainability Outcomes in Australia and India


This event is organised by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). To address the challenges of increasing waste flows and accelerating climate change, and to harness the economic and employment benefits of the next wave of innovation, Australia and India have the opportunity to transition their economics to become circular and powered by clean […]

Entrepreneur Workshop: Creating a Startup that Supports the Transition to the Circular Economy


Join Boomerang Labs, Australia’s first Circular Economy accelerator, in a hands-on workshop to help you develop new business ideas in areas such as innovative product design, waste management and up-cycling. Come equipped with your business idea or just an open mind to opportunity and we’ll work with you on market fit, product roadmap and plans […]

Product Stewardship in the Circular Economy: Identifying the Dimensions of Effective Partnerships and Excellence


Join us in a facilitated panel discussion about Australia's move toward product stewardship excellence and the implications for scaling in a circular economy in supply networks. This session will identify the features of effective partnerships and outline strategies to enable stewardship excellence. Participants will be invited to join in small group discussions to shape the […]

Startup Panel: Innovative Businesses Enabling the Shift to the Circular Economy


This panel is brought to you by iAccelerate from the University of Wollongong. Hear from startups and investors supporting businesses using waste as a primary input in the development of new products in order to lengthen the lives of our resources. This panel aims to inspire us to think constructively and creatively about waste. Chair:Chris […]