Driving the Circular Economy

Green Industries SA is leading South Australia’s transition to a circular economy by ensuring resources circulate more within the state’s economy through innovation and best practice in resource recovery and remanufacturing.

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Innovative Resource Recovery

Green Industries SA is funding infrastructure and innovation to reduce waste to landfill and recover resources for reuse and recycling in South Australia.

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Reducing Food Waste

Green Industries SA’s strategic priority to recover and process food waste is underpinned by investment in infrastructure and the systems to collect and process organic waste, including food waste.

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Reforming Packaging & Single-use Items

Reducing the environmental impacts of excess packaging and single-use plastics and encouraging business to develop new alternatives is a strategic priority for Green Industries SA. Single-use Plastics legislation is now in effect in SA.

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Reforming Household Waste

Green Industries SA funds projects to stimulate innovation, efficiencies and improvements in local government waste management and recycling.

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Disaster Waste Management

Experience from around the globe demonstrates that developing a disaster waste management plan can greatly improve outcomes by building capacity within individuals and organisations to undertake waste management activities.

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Circular Economy Why it’s a ‘must have’

Leading South Australia’s transition to a circular economy to grow our economic prosperity, improve and sustain our environment and increase our wellbeing.

Bushfire Waste Management

In December 2019 and January 2020 fire destroyed more than one third of the island. Watch how we managed the bushfire clean-up in this video.

South Australia's Recycling Activity Survey

South Australia leads the nation with the best recycling rate in Australia. 83.8% of all waste generated in South Australia is diverted from landfill.


News SA Independent Retailers launch their first Food Waste and Recycling Strategy

For the first time The South Australian Independent Retailers (SAIR) have committed...

Events Circular Economy Workshop

21 September: How do we measure the impact of MakerSpaces in the...

Case Studies Rockford Wines - Getting the right information.

This case study highlights initiatives taken by Rockford Wines to reduce their...

Case Studies Mitchell Wines - Managing tariffs by managing demand

How Mitchell Wines is managing electricity costs by controlling annual load and...

Resources Annual Report 2020-21

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Funding Charitable Recyclers Subsidy Program 2020-21

The Charitable Recyclers Subsidy Program provides financial relief to charitable...

Funding Circular Economy Market Development Grants

Grants for  councils, industry associations, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes, and...

Funding Council Modernisation Grants

Funding for councils to improve waste management and recycling services...

Funding Recycling Modernisation Grant Program

Funding is available through the Australian Government’s $190 million Recycling...

Funding Regional Transport Subsidies

Regional Transport Subsidies Program provides funding support for one way...


for the clean-up of
523 bushfire affected properties
(Summer 2019-20)


in funding to improve resources efficiencies, divert materials from landfill and improve the quality of recovered materials (2019-20)


of all waste diverted
from landfill (2018-19)

247.5 tonnes

of household chemicals and paint
collected and disposed (2019-20)

6.1 tonnes

of light globes collected
and disposed (2019-20)

46,618 tonnes

of material from 523 bushfire affected properties (Summer 2019-20)


reduction in waste
to landfill since 2002-03

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