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The Circular Cafes project aims to divert 726 tonnes per annum of food waste from the C&I waste stream. This ambitious yet realistic target will effectively halve the amount of food waste going to landfill from selected food related business.

This will be achieved through a precinct approach working specifically food businesses in the towns of Maclean and Grafton in the Clarence Valley and Ballina, Lennox Head and Alstonville in the Ballina Shire, and Murwillumbah in the Tweed LGA to provide effective food waste solutions, waste avoidance education, and improving circularity of resources supporting a substantial reduction of food waste to landfill in the Northern Rivers.

Additional outcomes will include capacity building across supply chains and businesses, and demand for improved services from Councils and commercial waste providers.
Our team is driven by a passion to make change for the better. We have a team of experienced and connected waste educators, project change makers and policy influencers.

We see collaboration as pivotal to driving lasting behaviour change that benefits our communities, and makes our businesses more resilient in the face of future challenges.

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This is a Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy