Melbourne Water is proud to support the category of Circular Economy Innovation at this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards. The event took place last week at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square. It recognised some of Victoria’s Industry Leaders and Community Champions for their outstanding initiatives.
The Circular Economy Innovation category acknowledges organisations that have shown excellence in implementing circular economy practices, reducing waste, and repurposing resources towards an environmentally conscious and sustainable future. These industry leaders and champions are at the forefront of driving positive change and paving the way for a more sustainable future.
The Premier’s Sustainability Awards acknowledges and rewards outstanding contributions to sustainability. These awards provide a platform for highlighting innovative projects and programs that have the potential to inspire others to follow suit.
Melbourne Water Managing Director Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo said Melbourne Water’s support for the Circular Economy Innovation category reflects its commitment to promoting sustainable practices across our operations and the community.
“By collaborating with industry leaders and community champions, we aim to create a circular economy that benefits both the environment and the economy.”
Industry Leader Award: ecologiQ
The Industry Leader Award was presented to ecologiQ, recognising their exceptional work and commitment to driving circular economy innovation. With their expertise and dedication, ecologiQ is at the forefront of transforming how resources are used in major infrastructure projects.
Community Champion Award: Wholefoods Unwrapped Collective
The Community Champion Award goes to Wholefoods Unwrapped Collective. This community-led initiative has significantly impacted the repurposing of surplus food and reducing waste within the local food industry. They hope to inspire and empower communities worldwide to reduce food waste. It also seeks to create a more sustainable future by continuing their important work.
“These award winners are a testament to the creativity and determination of individuals and organisations committed to positively impacting the environment. Their efforts highlight the endless possibilities as we transition to a circular economy,” added Dr. Di Lorenzo.
The winners of the Circular Economy Innovation category were carefully selected based on their demonstrated achievements and innovative approaches. These individuals and organisations have highlighted their commitment to reducing waste, recycling materials, and creating sustainable solutions.
The Premier’s Sustainability Awards also highlight the importance of collective action. “By working together, we can collectively achieve a more sustainable future,” added Dr. Di Lorenzo.
Melbourne Water remains committed to working with the community, businesses, and government partners to drive sustainability initiatives. By promoting a circular economy, we aim to create a thriving, resilient, and sustainable future for Victoria.
“Congratulations to the Circular Economy Innovation category winners and nominees at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Let us continue striving for a more sustainable and circular economy for all Victorians,” added Dr. Di Lorenzo.
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