NEXT x NOW Talk: Retail Design For Positive Social Change

Photograph: Courtesy the artist and MARS GalleryAtong Atem, ‘Outdoor Living’ 2021. Installation view at Hanover House, Southbank How can retail design drive positive social change? With more businesses embedding impact into their approach, Ashley Martiniello (HoMie), Jean Darling (Cirque Du Soil), Dewi Cooke (The Social Studio) and David Monaghan (Beulah) will explore how retail spaces […]

Launching our GrowGood Fertiliser R&D project: A hyperlocal agri-product

Sometime in December 2021, we received a surprise email from Sustainability Victoria with news that we were one of six successful projects awarded a Recycling Victoria Organics grant. It was massive news, not just because we were a startup, but also that we had poured blood, sweat, tears and 300 collective grant writing hours across […]

Funded! Circular Hospitality Best Practice Guide Publication

We’re thrilled to announce that we are one of the 22 recipients of Bank Australia’s 2022 Community Customer Grants – A massive thank you to Bank Australia for supporting us on this journey, we can not wait to turn these funds into a Circular Hospitality Best Practice Guide and publication to showcase our new Community […]

Regen Melbourne Greenhouse Activator Workshop: Zero Waste Neighbourhood Projects

‘Greenhouse’ activator workshop: Zero Waste Neighbourhood Projects by Regen Melb Join Regen Melb in their final Greenhouse online workshop series to support good humans of Melbourne (and in other states!) with a passion for community action for climate change. Think converting waste to energy. Think community compost, single-use plastic free neighbourhoods and kitchen appliance sharing […]

A nationwide food waste crisis

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It’s a bit of a stinky situation…. You know when you get to the end of the week, and you pull out that forgotten bag of slimy baby spinach? Or extract a withered carrot from the vegetable crisper? Maybe you get a whiff of milk, sour and ready for the bin? How about when you […]

Melbourne Knowledge Week Circular Futures Exhibition 2021

Melbourne Knowledge Week Circular Futures Exhibition 2021 Cirque du Soil will be at Melbourne Knowledge Week’s Victorian Circular Futures Exhibition, hosted by CEV and RMIT Activator 26th April – 30th April 2021. Come see some great examples of local circular businesses and initiatives, where circular economy projects offer a truly sustainable alternative to the world’s […]

Our soft plastics program is available in Oct 2022.

Do something drastic & cut the plastic. Single-use plastic food packaging is a major contributor to the global solid waste problem. Although the food industry is developing strategies to reduce single-use plastic packaging, we need to better understand consumer awareness and attitudes about the issue.

When you toss a plastic bottle into your recycling bin, there’s no guarantee it actually gets recycled. In fact, odds are, it doesn’t. 

This is one of our key priority streams, where by using the same containers, in the same form, over and over again – it eases demand for virgin materials, reduces energy needed to spit out thousands of new plastic bottles or cardboard boxes, and prevents heaps of trash from ending up in landfills or oceans.

They’re bulky, large in size and consumes large amounts of space.

We use paper and cardboard in so much packaging and stacks of it still ends up in landfill, resulting in stacks of methane production, a major greenhouse gas.

When when you recycle cardboard waste and keep it free of oil and contamination, you end up saving ample amounts of water and energy and minimise trees being chopped down to get virgin material.

Cigarette butts are the world’s most littered plastic item, with around 7 billion dropped in Australia every year. In partnership with Fungi Solutions, CigCycle collected cigarette butts will undergo a Myco-Remediation program (mushrooms, FYI) at their Thornbury myco-facility for research and development for new circular materials.