Our journey

Circular360 was launched at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference on 4 November 2021, building upon South Australia’s international reputation and leadership in the circular economy. 

South Australia is a role model that demonstrates how active collaboration between the government, industry, community, research and education sector can transform a region.

  • More than 84% of the South Australia’s waste is diverted from landfill
  • 60% of the South Australia’s energy consumption is met by renewables and it is expected to reach 100% by 2030. 
  • South Australia is one of the most water efficient regions in the world, recycling nearly 50GL of wastewater and urban stormwater per year. 

In 2016, Adelaide, capital of South Australia, was host to forty-one countries who participated in The 7th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific organised by the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Government of Australia, Government of Japan, and the Government of South Australia. 

A key outcome of the forum was the ‘Adelaide Declaration on Circular Economy’ that called upon multilateral development banks, donors, development agencies, United Nations organizations to provide necessary capacity-building and support (financing, human resources, knowledge and technical know-how) for accelerating the circular economy in the Asia Pacific Region. 

Circular360 aims to fulfill the ‘Adelaide Declaration on Circular Economy’.