FROM LITTLE THINGS,
BIG THINGS GROW.
In 2017 our founders created Australia’s first circular economy pilot project, The Circular Experiment, with a mission to catalyse the global transition to a circular economy. For six months they worked with 45 businesses on Ocean Street in Queensland to implement six circular economy principles.
Together they created an environment built on trust and collaboration that helped unlock economic opportunities for the street. They worked to change the narrative around what was possible thus enhancing social outcomes and finally they reduced the streets’ dependence on finite resources.
Fundamentally, The Circular Experiment worked and as such it’s now no longer an experiment.
It’s a game changing business.
Our mission is to catalyse the global transition to a circular economy
Pretty bold and ambitious right?
Well, we know that words are just words until they are given meaning.
So here at Coreo we take circular economy theory and put it into practice and below
are just a few examples of how we are ACTUALLY achieving our mission - not just talking about it.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, AND working together is success”
OUR PROJECTS ARE AT THE HEART AND SOUL OF WHAT WE DO…
They are where we get to stretch our creative muscles and create lasting and
impactful change for the people, communities, and organisations we work with and for.
Our projects are ever evolving, below is just a sample of what we are up to.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY MASTER PLANNED
Working collaboratively with Ricardo Energy and Environment, Coreo has developed Australia’s first circular economy master planned community strategy and are fortunate enough to be actioning it through practical projects across agriculture, energy, water, waste, transport and technology.
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS & SECTORAL ASSESSMENT FOR QUEENSLAND
In recognition of Coreo’s practical ‘on the ground’ approach to circular economy, we worked collaboratively with Ricardo Energy and Environment and the University of Technology Sydney to undertake a technical and economic feasibility assessment of introducing a circular economy in Queensland.
Coreo is delivering an interactive workshop to inspire and empower students to apply circular economy business models to create lasting impact.
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TRANSITION TO ACTION
Working for the Queensland State Government Coreo is redefining regional economic development through projects that promote economic growth, community resilience and job creation whilst preserving the identity and integrity of regional communities.
THE CIRCULAR EXPERIMENT
GOES TO ROTORUA
Working in collaboration with Circularity and SCION we are developing a vision for Rotorua to be the world’s first circular tourist destination where businesses and tourists restore New Zealand's natural capital, enhance meaningful productivity and promote Maori mana to the world.
By actioning the circular economy principle of designing waste and pollution out of the system, Coreo are building a project to divert more than 3,500 tons of waste away from landfill annually where it will be valorised into 11 different commodities creating 14 jobs for the local community.
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PROJECT
Working with Global Future Makers and Regional Economic Solutions to deliver circular economy consultation to 23% of Queensland’s land mass. The aim is to deliver community resilience and self-sufficiency for RAPAD by utilising circular economy principles and business models.
CREATING CIRCULAR COPPER
Coreo is challenging the status quo in one of the world's most important metal supply chains by embedding circular economy principles and business models at every stage of copper production & consumption.
THE FIRST STEP FOR
Coreo delivered a circular economy workshop for the Brisbane City Council and are now designing circular economy projects to demonstrate, educate and inspire businesses and the community to join in the transition from linear to circular.
CO-CREATE & INCUBATE
In partnership with Business Models Inc. Coreo delivered Australia’s first Circular Economy Lab to facilitate systemic change across supply chains and foster the emergence of the next generation of business collaboration in Queensland. The 27 industry partners of the Circular Economy Lab achieved change through 5 systemic projects. Read or download the report below and learn more here.