Circular Economy


A better alternative to landfill

Circular Economy

 A circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources.

Throughout our region Rotary is making a difference in a variety of ways that are tailored to suit the local situation.  We have included some and look forward to promoting more project types when we receive the information.

A major area of focus is recycling and repurposing reusable equipment and supplies. One of the great “Circular” effects in our region is to use the repurposed goods to help many disadvantaged individuals and communities.

If you have identified a need for equipment or supplies check if repurposed goods are available before buying new goods.


Clean Ups, Composting, Education, Equity, Food Waste, Justice, Recycling, Refrigerant Solutions, Waste Minimization

Task Forces

 Food Waste



Refrigerant Solutions


Featured Projects / Activities 

Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds: Flemington-Kensington, 9800, Vic Au

We collect unwanted playgrounds from councils and schools and sends them to disadvantaged overseas communities. Starting with a single playground to a girls school in Sri Lanka, this project has now collected over 40 playgrounds from across Victoria and sent them to Timor Leste, the Philippines and Tanzania as well as Sri Lanka.  


Donations In Kind

Rotary Donations In Kind West Footscray recycling and repurposing store.  It gathers donations of surplus new and reusable commercial items an makes them available for Rotary Projects.  It provides management support for Club projects with a particular emphasis on helping them with their overseas projects.

In the last 19 years, DIK has shipped 578 containers of equipment and supplies containing  goods worth $58 million to 32 countries, with a strong emphasis on items that improve education, medical and maternal care. We also support disadvantaged area

Recycled Sound: Toorak, 9800, Victoria, Australia

Recycled Sound is a Community Service Project initiated by the Rotary Club of Toorak to collect, clean, reprogram and recycle hearing aids to those people in our community with a special need who are unable to meet the expense of hearing aids in the private market.