Did you know that globally last year, the total amount of electronic waste reached 53.6 million metric tonnes? With such rapid advances in technology and endless new innovative products released every year, electronic waste will quickly become one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world.
Canada’s First Circular Economy Public Awareness Campaign
Circular Economy Month
For 20 years Waste Reduction Week in Canada has focused on the concepts of waste reduction and recycling as a key component of our transition to a circular economy. However, educating Canadians on this new model of consumption involves more than just one week. That’s why Circular Innovation Council is extending Waste Reduction Week in Canada beyond the third week of October into Circular Economy Month to educate and excite Canadians about the opportunities and benefits of the circular economy.
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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Circular Economy Month Events
What is the Circular Economy?
In keeping with Waste Reduction Week in Canada's 20th Anniversary theme of Then-Now-Future, we have developed a...
In keeping with Waste Reduction Week in Canada's 20th Anniversary theme of Then-Now-Future, we have developed a new...
Did you know that globally last year, the total amount of electronic waste reached 53.6 million metric tonnes?
The circular economy emphasizes reuse, share, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, and recycling for a closed-loop...
Everyone has clothing and other items at home that aren’t getting the love and attention they deserve.
Why buy when you can share?
Approximately 58% of food produced in Canada is lost or wasted each year.
Reducing food waste at home can be easy! Follow these 6 steps to get started.
Take the pledge and commit to making choices that will keep your food from becoming waste.
Facts and stats about the growing issue of textiles waste.