The circular economy recognizes a combination of business models that expand beyond recycling to underpin resource efficiency through reduction and reuse. Models such as products as service, resource recovery, and sharing platforms focus on expanding product lifespan and maximizing use of material to increase their value at the design stage and at end-of-life.
Circulytics supports a company’s transition towards the circular economy, regardless of industry, complexity, and size. Going beyond assessing products and material flows, this company-level measuring tool reveals the extent to which a company has achieved circularity across its entire operations. It does this by using the widest set of indicators currently available: enablers and outcomes. Circulytics:
Recycling Council of Ontario and The Beer Store visited a bottling facility to highlight and demonstrate the benefits of the circular economy as part of a Waste Reduction Week in Canada segment on CTV News.
Recycling Council of British Columbia's Circular Economy Infographic
In the Circular Economy, everyone wins.
Circular economy is more than just recycling - it’s about keeping products and materials at their highest utility and value throughout their life-cycle and recirculating them at the end of their life.
To provide thought leadership, technical expertise and a collaborative platform for the development of pioneering solutions that eliminate waste at all stages of the life cycle of products and accelerate the transition to a 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).
At its Annual Meeting in Davos this year, the World Economic Forum hosted over seventy leaders from industry, government, academia and civil society to discuss exactly this problem: how can the circular economy be scaled up?
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