Go Full Circle Program 2023: Unleash the Power of the Circular Economy

July 18, 2023

Introducing the Go Full Circle program, a tailor-made program for local businesses to revolutionise their operations and unlock environmental, social and financial advantages.

We are thrilled to be delivering the 2023 iteration of Go Full Circle program in partnership with City of Melbourne, City of Boroondara and City of Stonnington, to support local hospitality and retail businesses to learn circular economy principles to drive stronger financial, environmental, and social outcomes in our community.

Embark on an eight-week journey that will equip you with the knowledge, tools, and network to thrive in the circular economy. Our immersive virtual course, divided into four dynamic modules, will kick-start your business’s transformation, to take you beyond just “sustainability”.

Come meet a new community of likeminded people through 4 interactive sessions, where you’ll dive deep into the theories, tools and practical insights of the circular economy through local, practical real-life case studies. Then, armed with this newfound wisdom, you’ll spend the following weeks at your own pace applying these concepts to your business, how to create your own network of support, with shared peer to peer learning, ensuring you walk away with a strategy, hands-on learning experience and a community of like minded businesses to support you into your future.

Best of all, the program is absolutely free! 

Each participant will be provided with a one-hour 1 on 1 session with a program facilitator to provide additional assistance throughout their learning journey. 1 on 1 sessions are available in the second half of the program, and will be confirmed on an individual basis.

Who is this program for?

  • For businesses located in Melbourne, Stonnington or Boroondara Council Area(s)
  • This program is designed for owners or staff with the ability to implement new practices in their business
  • It has been designed predominantly for businesses from the hospitality and retail sectors, however we encourage all businesses to apply
  • This is designed to be an online experience. Participants will need to have a computer or tablet with a microphone and camera that can support Zoom

Reasons to join this program:

Ignite Innovation

Discover real and tangible circular opportunities to create value and practice using the tools needed to successfully implement them within your business.

Collaborative Transformation

Collaborate with others and learn how to apply circular design tools to real business environments, revealing fresh perspectives and effective approaches to tackling challenges. Forge connections with like-minded businesses and local councils, forming a supportive network that assists your journey towards circularity.

Thrive Economically and Improve Patronage

Explore where and how you can apply substantial cost savings through waste reduction and minimisation, or create new revenue streams, while attracting and retaining customers who value responsible businesses.

Attract & Retain Top Talent

Showcase your dedication to the planet: attract and retain exceptional staff members who take pride in your improved mission for the environment.

Future-Proof Your Success

Safeguard your supply chains and your business’s resilience in the face of ever-changing requirements.

Join us in reshaping the future of business, as we empower you to embrace the circular economy and propel your company to better practices. 

Keen to learn more or have some questions about the course?

Catch us live at 3pm on the 2nd of August for a Virtual Information Session. Sign up via Humanitix below!

Please note: Places are limited. The Go Full Circle team will notify you of the outcome of your application.



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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.