Circular Economy

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Circular Economy Defined

The circular economy is the new zero carbon economy. It aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources and designing waste out of the system. It is based on three principles:

  1. Design out waste and pollution
  2. Keep products and materials in use
  3. Regenerate natural systems

Adopting these principles will move Australia to a new zero-carbon economy and be necessary for NSW to achieve its net-zero emissions by 2050.

Our Commitment

The Yarn showcases our commitment to the circular economy through textile diversion projects and a waste wall.  

You can drop off a range of items to be given a new life:

  • Mobile phones and tablets
  • Household batteries
  • Printer cartridges

While you're visiting be sure to check out benchtop tiles, made from recycled uniforms of local schools and sporting teams. 

How you can help 

There are simple steps that you can take to become more sustainable everyday.

  • Avoid single use items
  • Buy recycled products
  • Repair when possible
  • Improve your recycling