An exciting new website which will evoke change in the way we perceive and manage waste has launched on Thursday 30 July 2020, providing innovative options for waste to be used as a resource across the region. The Hunter Central Coast (HCC) Eco-system website will help to accelerate the Hunter and Central Coast region toward a circular economy, offering a database and engagement platform for circular economy participants in the region, and fostering change in how our region processes and repurposes waste as a resource.
This database driven website is a key starting point for the development and growth of the Hunter and Central Coast Circular Economy. The idea is for organisations and individuals within government, business, community and tertiary education sectors to engage, participate and collaborate wherever possible. The very nature of a circular economy is to connect businesses and other organisations together to create circular systems and avoid linear ones and collaboration is the key to success.
This current database is derived from the HCC Circular Economy Eco-system report launched at the end of May 2020 and the database is only the beginning of the journey.
“As a starting point for our Circular Economy we wanted to create useful tools and methods to collaborate and this eco-system website is here to foster this change. By collaborating we can help diversify and develop the economy and drive environmental improvement at the same time. The eco-system represents the start of an exciting new period that will help position the Hunter Central Coast as national leaders in the Circular Economy field.” said Bob Pynsent, Chairperson of the Hunter Organisation, and Mayor of Cessnock.
To read more, including the statements from other key stakeholders please review the official press release at https://www.hunterjo.com.au/news/media-statements/