Bega Cicrular Valley Knowledge and Resource Enabler
Transformation to a circular economy in the Bega Valley requires a deep understanding of material and energy flows across the local economy. This project will leverage the outputs of the Regional Circularity Baseline project that has measured circularity and will map out the enterprises to highlight opportunities to substitute imported products with local products, create partnership to exchange by-products and generate economies of scale to support investment in new, local goods and services will be identified. By supporting matching of supply and demand for resources and circularity training we will accelerate circularity adoption in the Valley.
This is foundational work that seeks to create a pipeline of innovation beyond the low hanging fruit identified as flagship projects.
- Resource Optimisation – Visualising inputs, outputs and throughputs of key material and energy streams, quantification of waste streams that could substitute virgin and imported materials across the local economy and identification of shared procurement opportunities to broker local sourcing.
- Capacity building – Circularity training and awareness materials will be delivered to local industry through extension services. The outputs of this project will be used as inputs to the Bega Circularity Program Feasibility Analysis, and will inform capacity building projects.
Bega Cheese, Bega Valley Shire Council, NSW Circular, Charles Sturt University, UoW Innovation Hub