Circular economy boost in North Tasmania
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Northern Tasmanian businesses take on “Tinder for waste”
Northern Tasmanian businesses are now able to divert tonnes of waste product from landfill via a website described as “Tinder for waste”.
The digital platform ASPIRE works on circular economy principles and connects producers of waste with those who can reuse, repair, remake and recycle the products.
George Town, City of Launceston, Meander Valley, Break O’Day, Flinders Island, West Tamar and Northern Midlands have signed on to the platform and people and businesses in those council areas with fewer than 20 staff can use it for free, while larger businesses are encouraged to also join for a fee.
ASPIRE was started at the CSIRO and has worked with hundreds of councils and businesses across Australia to drive environmental and economic benefits.
People interested in joining ASPIRE simply need to go to their website aspiresme.com to create an account and start matchmaking.