The Circular Economy is a critical solution for preserving the planet’s finite resources, mitigating environmental degradation and creating a resilient thriving economy for our community and its future generations.

Local organisations are moving beyond the linear “take-make-dispose” models and are pioneering innovative techniques to recycle and strategically reuse and repurpose a wide range of materials, generating value and new business models.

Hear from those who are championing the way forward for our region. Learn from their successes and challenges and gain inspiration for your own journey and how to get help. Meet and network with like-minded professionals and sustainability change agents.


  • The Barwon Water Circular Economy Team who present on two of their innovative projects, in pursuit of Barwon Water’s strategic goals for zero waste and zero emissions.
  • Think Fencing Founder Jack Fitzgerald who shares their AI journey towards saving tonnes of PVC from going to landfill, and creating sustainable new fencing and decking products.
  • Doug McLean from GT Recycling who updates us on their latest expansion to recycle a growing range and quantity of business and agricultural plastic waste for transformation into materials for construction, agricultural and roadmaking materials.
  • City of Greater Geelong’s Tina Perfrement, who provides an overview of where you can go for support, assistance and connections to accelerate your own Circular Economy journey.


Event Details

When:  Thursday 29th February 2024
Where: The Hub, Barwon Water, 55-67 Ryrie Street, Geelong
Time:    8.30 am registration for a 8.45 am start. 10.30 am finish
Cost:    $30 including gst. Refreshments provided
Who:    Those interested in Circular Economy, in manufacturing and service