Australian Circular Economy Hub: Circularity Metrics Working Group

Lane, R. (Fellow)

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Description

The ACE-Hub has identified the need to work with the Australian
community to develop the metrics, data and indicators as well as tools to measure Australia’s material and waste flows and circularity journey. The metrics working group is being formed to facilitate Australia’s journey to a circular
economy. To understand Australia’s opportunities for a circular economy and to monitor the progress towards circularity of material supply chains there is benefit in developing metrics, data and indicators that can inform policy decisions along with business and government investment. A coherent set of policy indicators measuring circularity across the whole economy and for specific sectors and products will inform sustainable materials management, reflecting the adage “we can’t manage what we don’t measure”. Measurement not only allows the management of circular activities but if it is monitored effectively, we can
begin to mitigate and change the undesirable impacts of a linear economy.
Period2 Mar 2021
Work forAustralian Circular Economy Hub
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • waste
  • reuse
  • circular economy
  • measurement
  • social benefits
  • environmental management