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Banksia Leadership in the Circular Economy Award - sponsored by Cleanaway


May 1, 2017


Now in its 29th year, the Banksia Sustainability Awards continues to provide a positive platform to showcase the best in Australian innovation, invention and ingenuity in the all-important sustainability space.

Cleanaway is proud to be a sponsor of the Banksia Leadership in the Circular Economy Award. This award is an important way Banksia and Cleanaway are encouraging and rewarding innovative businesses that are enabling circular economies and closing the loop on recycling and resource recovery. By investing in new business models that are able to leverage waste as a resource, we will continue to make a sustainable future possible for generations to come.

Banksia Leadership in the Circular Economy Award

The Banksia Leadership in the Circular Economy Award recognises approaches that allow the Australian economy to develop within natural limits; preserving and enhancing natural capital, optimising resource yields and eliminating waste.

By recognising sustainable initiatives that work with waste as a resource, Cleanaway continues to encourage disruption and innovation through supply chain management, resource recovery and closed loop approaches. Cleanaway is looking for businesses that are committed to resource conservation, and waste reduction at key stages in the waste life cycle.

We encourage groups and enterprises from Government, business, community, educational institutions, individuals, social enterprises, not for profits and partnerships who are enabling a circular economy to enter the Banksia Sustainability Award.

“We are delighted to be working with Cleanaway in the circular economy field. Through the diversity of the Banksia Sustainability Awards we have the potential of cross-pollination of innovation from industry into other non-aligned groups and vice versa. This is exciting, we need to increase the spotlight on local innovation and continue to promote and encourage in order to truly embrace the notion of a clever country” says Graz van Egmond, CEO Banksia Foundation

“Through Cleanaway’s partnership with the Banksia Foundation we are working towards capturing the nation’s best and are asking Australian companies, organisations and individuals to put their hand up and be assessed by Banksia’s expert judging panel. We need to do this (recognise and reward) so that we can assure all Australians that progress is being made and to show how sustainability initiatives can be replicated.” Richard Pittard, Head of HSE Cleanaway added.

2016’s winners, TIC Group, is an Australian owned company with circular economy principles embedded in its operation and design. Beginning with a world first hanger re-use program for Australian retailers in 1989, 2016 saw TIC launch Australia’s first automated mattress deconstruction plant. As a company that is built on innovation, TIC creates bespoke solutions that deliver process efficiency, environmental outcomes and reduce operational costs, whilst allowing customers to focus on their core business.

TIC has innovation in mind and sustainability at heart, a combination that allows them to find gaps in the market and create transformational change that questions day to day processes. TIC began by transforming the way retailers and manufacturers use garment hangers, now its offer has extended to a range of solutions for managing store returns (creating a sustainable pathway for re-use, re-purposing of products), online order fulfilment, in-store marketing solutions, solvup product repair & troubleshooting software platform, automated mattress deconstruction and medical equipment supply. TIC Group is The Ideas Company, developing smarter business design and technology to extend product lifecycles.

TIC Group Banksia Award winner with Richard

Entries are now open for the Banksia Awards

Download your entry kits and access more information at

Further information:
Melissa McColl, Communications and Engagement Manager
M: 0466 323 844 E: