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In keeping with Waste Reduction Week in Canada's 20th Anniversary theme of Then-Now-Future, we have developed a new infographic that will take you through the story of textiles use in Canada; from the first shoe-maker to what it will take for our circular textile future.

The 2019 Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate report change gave us insights as to why it is necessary to tackle emissions in order to preserve our planet from the projected devastating effects of climate change. 

It is a joint effort and will require the collaboration of governments, investors, businesses, right down to the cosumers. The possibilities are endless if we are able to design systems with the identity of circular principles in mind. 

In this session we have invited three representatives from pioneering circular business models in the fashion industry. We’ll be discussing what the key customers trends are impacting the industry right now, what the potential of circular business models within the industry is, and what would be the impact of these on our future wardrobes.

In the unprecedented response to the Covid-19 pandemic, trillions in economic stimulus have been made available around the world, while the calls for a recovery that is in alignment with other global challenges, have never been louder. Many see a rare opportunity beyond the pandemic, to build a resilient and low carbon economic recovery.

During this online presentation from the City of Toronto for Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2020, you will learn about the circular economy and its associated concepts. By the end of the presentation, you will be able to confidently explain the concept to your best friend and have some inspiring ideas about how to make your life more circular. You will also hear about what the City of Toronto is doing to support a circular economy, including using food scraps to power garbage trucks and heat buildings! 

 

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