Going Circular Award
Sponsored by Auckland Council
As pressure on resources grows, we need to shift to a more circular economy – where the lifecycles of materials will be maximised, optimised and continued indefinitely through continuous reuse.
Traditional businesses are predominantly based on a linear ‘take-make-waste’ model. But as pressure on resources grows we need to shift to a more circular economy. This is where the lifecycle of materials is maximised, usage optimised, and at the end of life all materials are re-used – keeping resource and material in useful ‘loops’.
Opportunities for circular economy innovation abound at every stage in a business. Going circular means designing your products or services to help create a low carbon circular economy in New Zealand.
This award will be presented to an organisation that is making demonstrable progress towards going circular.
Enter if your organisation is using circular economy principles to go circular. This could include innovative product, material or service design, product life extension (e.g. by repair, remanufacturing or reuse), product stewardship, dematerialisation, ‘product as a service’, the ‘sharing economy’, or creating value from waste.
Entries for the 2022 Awards will open on 20 June and close on 24 July.