Go Full Circle business program

We’re supporting Stonnington businesses to unlock the hidden value of the circular economy through our FREE Go Full Circle business program, taking place between August and October 2023.  

The Go Full Circle business program will support participants to identify new business opportunities to drive stronger financial, environmental and social outcomes for their business and customers.

We've partnered with the City of Melbourne and City of Boroondara to host the eight-week program. Circular economy experts Cirque du Soil will deliver the workshops and consultations. 

What's in it for you?

With expert support, participants will identify opportunities to improve their business performance, resulting in:  

  • reduced costs  

  • more customers  

  • increased customer spend  

  • new revenue streams  

  • improved supply chain resilience  

  • reduced waste. 

The program consists of four online workshops with optional one-on-one consultations with a circular economy expert, a peer-to-peer workshop and a wrap-up event. During the program, participants will develop a tailored pathway and action plan to drive circular business outcomes.  

For a comprehensive look at the program, view the course guide(PDF, 2MB)

Key dates 

  • Applications open - Monday 10 July 

  • Virtual information session to learn more about the program before applying - 3pm - 4.15pm, Wednesday 2 August 

  • Applications close - Sunday 20 August 

  • Workshop 1 - 3pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday 30 August 

  • Workshop 2 - 3pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday 13 September 

  • Workshop 3 - 3pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday 4 October 

  • Workshop 4 - 3pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday 18 October 

  • Program wrap-up event - 6pm - 8pm, Thursday 2 November

There will also be numerous opportunities for participants to network with like-minded businesses.

Program eligibility

We are inviting owners or staff of small to medium businesses within the City of Stonnington to apply. 

Owners, leaders and champions at any level within the business can take part.

Applicants must be able to attend the four workshops and complete weekly coursework tasks during the program. 

What is the circular economy?

The Circular Economy is the sustainable antidote to our current, linear economy, which is driven by continuous production, consumption and waste, causing pollution and environmental impacts.  

Rather than dealing with waste as an outcome, the Circular Economy represents significant economic opportunity by focusing on designing waste out from the start. 

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The circular economy has three key principles:  

 1. eliminate waste and pollution  

 2. circulate products and materials (at their highest value)

 3. regenerate nature. 

Every business can use the circular economy to drive stronger financial, environmental and social outcomes for their business and customers. The Go Full Circle business program will show you how. 

Sustainable Stonnington

Go Full Circle aligns with the priorities and objectives of the:

  • City of Stonnington Climate Emergency Action Plan 2021-24
  • Sustainable Environment Strategy 2018-23
  • Towards a Circular Economy: Our Future Waste Strategy 2022-25.

Find out more about Council's sustainability commitments.

Applications are now closed 

If you would like to find out more about Go Full Circle, email our Business Concierge