Cross sector collaboration grows circular economy

Cross sector collaboration grows circular economy

Cross sector collaboration grows circular economy 1000 540 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) – Australia

The FRDC Circular Economy project uses cross-sector, cross-industry and transnational initiatives to identify circular opportunities, develop stakeholders’ circular capacity and capability; and showcase success stories that together will increase adoption of circularity throughout Australian fishing and aquaculture and improve ocean outcomes.

Australia has a waste problem, with the highest per capita material footprint in the world, the third lowest rate of manufacturing self-sufficiency in the OECD and a circular economy that is half the global average. Circular economy is an economic model that aims to retain the value of circulating resources, products, parts and materials through a system that allows for renewability, long life, optimal (re)use, refurbishment, remanufacturing, recycling and biodegradation. Circularity is based on three integrated principles: designing out waste and pollution; keeping products and materials in use; and regenerating natural systems.

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Best Practices for the Decade.

Start Date: 31/10/2022
End Date: 30/01/2026

Lead Contact: Patrick Hone (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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