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CEBIC September Update 

Updates on our latest textiles workshop, food waste in Australia and more!

In this month’s edition of the CEBIC e-bulletin read about:

  • Sourcing and selecting circular textiles
  • How we can halve food waste in Australia
  • Circular Economy Victoria's Collaborate to Thrive program.

Sourcing and selecting circular textiles

Earlier this month, we brought together more than 20 stakeholders from small and large textile retailers, manufacturers, peak bodies, research institutions, consulting firms and government to undertake a deep dive into the barriers and opportunities for sourcing and selection of sustainable and circular textile materials for clothing.

View the workshop insights

National food waste update  

A new study has found it’s possible to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030, but it will require unprecedented action by governments, industry and the community.
 
The National Food Waste Strategy Feasibility Study, undertaken by Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL), reached this conclusion by:

  • updating the National Food Waste Baseline
  • identifying hotspots for waste and environmental impacts
  • testing and costing scenarios. 

Using their dashboard you can explore the data from the baseline, understand hotspots and scenario analysis and extract key insights relevant to a specific sector, commodity or intervention type. 

Dive into the data

Selling your whole harvest webinar 

Open Food Network are hosting an online event on October 6 to explore how farmer and buyers can reduce food waste with Whole Crop Purchasing. Their ‘Selling your whole harvest: new markets for seconds, gluts & unpopular cuts’ webinar will highlight success stories and live opportunities to work on this challenge.
 
This is event is part of the Whole Crop Purchasing project, supported by us through the Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund.

Register to attend

Apply for the Ready Set Grow program 

What do a compostable t-shirt, sustainable pallets, building materials made from bottle tops, remote monitoring of compost, and a system for reusable coffee cups all have in common?

They’re projects of graduates from the recent RunwayHQ Circular Economy Business Growth Program (Ready Set Grow), delivered in partnership with Circular Economy Victoria and the Regional Innovation for a Circular Economy.

Applications are now open, closing September 30 for the program commencing October 11.

Find out more and apply

Collaborate to Thrive 

Circular Economy Victoria's Collaborate to Thrive program is an all-in-one circular ecosystem building program that works to catalyse and scale action in support of more circular local economies. Each program is contextualised to a specific local area to ensure that energy is devoted to compounding impact and building momentum that is relevant to the local people and place.
  
Circular Economy Victoria is looking to connect with circular economy business or community initiatives that operate in the north of Melbourne, and all built environment stakeholders that operate in the east of Melbourne.

For more information, email hello@cev.org.au or visit the Circular Economy Victoria website.

Get in touch 


Get in touch with CEBIC team by emailing cebic@sustainability.vic.gov.au.

Do you have a burning question? Or simply looking to meet the team? Grab a time for a quick chit-chat! We'd love to meet you and hear about your circular economy goals. Book a one-to-one meeting with our team.
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