Ecologiq: 2022 Finalist – Circular economy innovation

Last updated: 3 August 2022
yellow paving tractor driving over unpaved road Ecologiq is a finalist for an Industry Leader award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Circular economy innovation category.

Victoria generates around 15 million tonnes of waste a year. This figure will grow as our population does, but it’s what we do with our waste that counts. As a Victorian Government initiative, Ecologiq integrates recycled and reused materials across the state’s $80 billion Big Build program and ensures the use of such materials is part of business-as-usual activities.

A key driver of this change is the Recycled First policy. This Australian-first policy requires contractors delivering Victorian transport projects to optimise their use of recycled and reused materials and has already resulted in more than 1.3 million tonnes of recycled content going into transport projects.

This is only the beginning, as Recycled First is rolled out across our biggest transport projects to deliver greener and greater infrastructure for Victoria.

Circular economy innovation 2022 finalists