Research reports

Research we have conducted or commissioned into the circular economy.

Towards developing a digital platform for a systemic shift to a circular economy: Progress report 2
Prepared by: Swinburne University
Prepared for: Victorian Circular Activator and Sustainability Victoria
First published: 31 August 2022
This report focuses on the barriers and opportunities associated with circular business practices and waste streams.
Mapping the circular economy ecosystem of Victoria
Prepared by: RMIT University
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria and the Victorian Circular Activator
First published: April 2022
A report capturing the work undertaken to date on the Victorian Circular Activator’s ecosystem mapping.
Towards developing a digital platform for a systemic shift to a circular economy: Progress report 1
Prepared by: Swinburne University
Prepared for: Victorian Circular Activator and Sustainability Victoria
First published: 29 March 2022
This report describes the development of a prototype Theories of Change (ToC) that draw on multiple theoretical frameworks and experiences of transformation towards a more circular, sustainable society.
Literature review: Valorisation options for stone fruit waste
Prepared by: Monash University
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria and Cutri Fruit
First published: January 2022
This literature review explores the composition of discarded fruit and fruit components and focuses on the use of recoverable bioactive compounds and higher end markets such as cosmetics and nutraceuticals.
How can we design out on-farm food waste?
Prepared by: Open Food Network Australia
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: November 2021
A research report on how we can design out on-farm food waste with insights into the opportunities whole crop purchasing presents for producers in Victoria.