The Circular Economy Month in Canada program is structured into four weekly themes. Our themes focus the discussion, promote achievements, and celebrate advancements in each area. Participants have the option to support areas that are most important to them or learn about a new issue.
Each week in October will center around a different pillar of the circular economy that will educate and encourage sustainable action across Canada. Content will be added throughout each week, so make sure to come back for updates!
Week 1: Introducing the Circular Economy
Circular economy is a new way of looking at how we use—and ultimately reuse—materials and resources. While the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) have become everyday terms and are the foundation to environmental education, moving to a circular economy shifts our focus to prioritize environmental protection from the start. Learn more about what the circular economy is during the first week of October!
Week 1: Introduction to Circular Economy
Week 2: Environmental Benefits
A circular economy benefits the environment – and by extension, humans and biodiversity – in several ways. Learn about how a circular economy lowers greenhouse gas emissions, conserves natural resources, expands the definition of the economy, and more in Week 2 of October!
Week 2: Environmental Benefits of Circular Economy
Week 3: Waste Reduction Week
Waste Reduction Week continues its 22-year legacy during the third week of October! Explore a different theme each day to celebrate themes including innovation, plastics, food waste, and more.
Week 3 – Waste Reduction Week in Canada
Week 4: Social and Economic Benefits
Can a circular economy save you money on groceries, benefit your mental health, and more? Yes, it can! In the final week of Circular Economy Month, explore the social and economic benefits that come with circularity.
Week 4 – Social and Environmental Benefits of Circular Economy