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Circular Economy

This Policy Brief is the first in a Smart Prosperity Institute series on the circular economy and Canada. It is an introduction to the circular economy concepts and landscape, written for both government and business audiences. It provides a foundation in the key concepts of the circular economy (section 2), including a look at how these fit with the Clean Growth model that is the focus of present Canadian efforts to shift to

a more environmentally sustainable economy (Box 1, the topic for a future Brief in this series).

In March 2018 RCO co-hosted a workshop with Toronto to demonstrate how procurement links with the circular economy and waste reduction through engaging presentations and sector case studies, as well as other opportunities:

  • variety of workshop exercises on procurement
  • examination of roadmaps that integrate circular economy principles into procurement
  • evidence of benefits and learn how to quantify them in economic, social, and environmental terms
  • how resource efficiency and circularity can be delivered in practic

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