Melbourne Knowledge Week Circular Futures Exhibition 2021

April 28, 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 currently dominant model of ‘take, make and waste’, and could be the biggest business transformation since the Industrial Revolution.

Event attendees will have the opportunity to explore some of the latest innovations driving our city’s transition towards a circular economy at this live exhibition! Come see!

Also, the Cirque du Soil bucket will be free for use at the exhibition, give us your food scraps which get processed next week.

@rmitactivator @melbknowledgeweek @circulareconomy_victoria @greenecotec #circularbusinesses #circularfuturesexhibition #circularfutures #circulareconomy #regeneratingmelbourne #urbanresilience #futurefoodsystems

Image by Circular Economy Vic (CEV)


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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. 

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

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