This Toolkit is a practical, how-to guide for businesses wishing to tap into the fast-emerging circular economy.
Kit developed by the National Zero Waste Council
What separates the circular economy from the myriad other approaches out there to minimize waste?
3RCertified is a points-based certification program for buildings in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) sectors that reviews how organizations manage solid waste reduction and diversion operations. Participating organizations achieve certification levels based on established criteria and third-party evaluation of waste management and reduction practices.
Climate Savers is a climate leadership program that seeks to transform businesses into leaders of the low-carbon economy.
Take Back the Light is Canada’s leading light recycling program for businesses and institutions, and provides a simple low-cost opportunity to have fluorescent lamps and light fixtures to be recycled responsibly.
The program works with both buyers and sellers of fluorescent lamps of any kind to recover and properly recycle lights to the highest environmental standards. Ninety-eight per cent of each light collected is diverted from disposal with component parts reused wherever possible.
Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12. They provide excellent resources for reducing waste at school.
EcoKids offers free learning activities and resources for Canadian teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action.
A helpful flyer developed by Toronto Region Conservation Authority on how to pack a waste-free lunch.