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Round in circles? The fight to establish a circular economy in WA

Join CCWA for our first Environment Matters forum of 2023! 


We’ll be exploring the circular economy - a systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. We'll also be learning more about inspiring community and industry-led initiatives working in this space.  

Resource consumption and waste generation are significant drivers of environmental degradation in WA. 

In our current economy, we take materials from the Earth, make products from them, and eventually throw them away as waste – the process is linear.

In a circular economy, by contrast, we stop waste from being produced in the first place.

While it’s easy to get buried in all the bad news, there are many creative and interesting examples of community and industry-led initiatives that have begun to fill the gaps in local government policies and contribute to climate action at the same time.

In this forum, we'll discuss what it takes to transform our throwaway economy so that waste is eliminated, resources are circulated, and nature is regenerated.



We’ll be starting the event with an introduction to Perth City Farm - a local example of a community initiative. 

We’ll then be hearing from leading Circular Economy experts, including:

  • Kathleen Burton - Perth City Farm CEO
  • Jane Bremmer – Campaign Coordinator, Zero Waste Australia
  • Andy Thomson - HOLONIC
  • Shannon Itzstein - Fibre Economy
  • Wendy Grant – Perth Community Clothing Recycling Wholesaler 


This is a free event, and light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to discussing together with you! As Peg Davies says - “there’s no such thing as waste – just wasted resources”.




One of our longest running forums are the Environment Matters (EM) Series, held bi-monthly. The EM seminar series explore different conservation and sustainability themes and issues in front of a public audience. This proven and popular Environment Matters model brings together experts and stakeholders from government, industry, and community to discuss environmental issues and challenges in a forum where members of the public can participate and contribute to the conversation. 


This is a COVID-Safe event following the latest health advice. 

We respectfully acknowledge the Whadjuk People of Noongar Boodjar, along with the Traditional Owners of all Countries where CCWA operates. ​We seek to always walk alongside our Aboriginal partners, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

April 27, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Perth City Farm
1 City Farm Pl
East Perth, WA 6004
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Will you come?