BehaviourWorks Australia has been collaborating with some of Australia’s leading government agencies and The Shannon Company since 2011. These partnerships have helped to change the way Australians go about their lives and make decisions that benefit themselves, their families and the community as a whole.
While we have tackled a wide range of policy problems over the years, most of these behaviour change projects have been with single organisations.
In December 2018, members of the BehaviourWorks Consortium agreed to trial a new way of working; one that would allow them to tackle larger policy problems together. At the time, Australia was in the middle of a waste crisis, so the partners agreed to focus on waste as the first priority project.
The overarching aim of the Waste and Circular Economy Collaboration (below) is to support good public decision-making through strengthening, sharing and applying the evidence base in waste-related behaviour change.
The program, which is coming to conclusion, has demonstrated the power of the new model and several other ‘mission-based’ projects are now in development.