Nicole Garofano
Use Plastic Better
Brisbane, Australia
Member ID 3499
Member since Jan 30, 2023
Status Active


I have the privilege of leading the Australian Circular Economy Hub as Head of Circular Economy Development for Australia's leading environmental behaviour change organisation, Planet Ark. My purpose in life is to change how we generate and manage resources to enable circularity and sustainability. I do this through my full time work and other interests in plastic packaging, extended producer responsibility and teaching and mentorship.


PhD - Thesis by research: Plastic food and beverage packaging in small island developing states: Mapping for innovation
Masters - Development Practice; Thesis: Family-based reforestation in Solomon Islands: how aid funding can support or disable local livelihoods
Grad Cert - Environmental management

Research Interests

plastic; plastic packaging; EPR; circular economy; resource management in developing and emerging economies, particularly SIDS; translation of developed country frameworks to regional and remote centres