Canada’s First Circular Economy Public Awareness Campaign
On October 1st, 2022, Circular Innovation Council kicked-off Circular Economy Month, Canada’s first-ever public awareness month dedicated to educating and engaging Canadians on building a circular economy.
Extending Waste Reduction Week in Canada — the country’s most successful waste reduction public awareness campaign engaging Canadians each year since 2001 — beyond the third week of October, Circular Economy Month raises awareness about the benefits of circular economy and celebrates circular innovations. During October we invited Canadians to learn about the circular economy, celebrate our individual and collective efforts, embrace circular solutions, and encourage others to take action.
Canada Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, supports and declares the month of October as Circular Economy Month in Canada:
The third week of October continues as Waste Reduction Week in Canada, upholding tradition of focusing on our daily themes related to specific waste streams and the waste reduction component of a circular economy. The remainder of the month will focus on introducing the concept of circular economy and amplifying its broader social, environmental, and economic benefits, communicating a different theme each week.
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Support Circular Economy Month & Waste Reduction Week in Canada through social media year round using the official program hashtags #CircularEconomyMonth & #WasteReductionWeek. Follow us!
The circular economy goes far beyond finding a recycling solution at end-of-life. Circularity incorporates better design that consumes less raw material during production, maximizes value during use, and improves products and services that are intended to eliminate wastes.
How can Canadians advance our circular economy? Purchase smartly designed products meant to be reused, refurbished, and dismantled. Support companies that will lease or rent their products and offer to take them back for recycling after use.