Our Circular Economy Policy Issues Paper introduces the circular economy concept and provides a brief overview of the sorts of things we will explore as part of developing this policy.
Please feel free to read the issues paper or fact sheet below before you take the survey but you don't need to do this to take part.
The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete, depending on the level of detail you may wish to provide.
There is no single, agreed definition of circular economy. For the purposes of this policy development, the Victorian Government has adopted the following definition:
A circular economy continually seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of production and consumption and gain more productive use from natural resources.
Resource use is minimised, and waste and pollution are avoided with good design and efficient practices. This reduces environmental impacts while maintaining or increasing the value people obtain from goods and services.
Products are designed so that they are durable and can be readily repaired, reused and recycled at the end of their lives.
Business models encourage intense and efficient product use, like sharing products between multiple users, or supplying a product as a service that includes maintenance, repair and disposal.
Innovations to increase resource productivity bring a range of benefits including jobs, growth and social inclusion to local, regional and global economies.
Figure: A circular economy for Victoria