From trash to treasure: Australia in a take-make-remake world
In 2014-15 Australia produced 64 million tonnes of waste, the equivalent of 2.7 tonnes for every person. But what if this didn't have to be the case; what if waste was seen as a resource and treated accordingly? Instead of endlessly digging, growing, harvesting and processing virgin materials, we could take what we had finished using and remake it into what we wanted to use next. This is the idea at the heart of the circular economy, that we go from a linear process of take, make and dispose, to a circular one, where we take, make and recreate.