The National Zero Waste Council is proud to be a founding member of the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition (CELC), announced at the G7 Environment Ministers meetings in Halifax by Catherine McKenna, Minister for Environment and Climate Change Canada on Sept. 20, 2018.  The CELC is a national alliance of Canadian leaders working together to eliminate waste and accelerate the reductions of carbon emissions from the Canadian economy through the advancement of a circular economy. 




The CELC aims to make Canada a world leader in building a sustainable, prosperous, zero waste, low-carbon-emitting circular economy that benefits the lives of people at home and abroad.

The CELC's mission is 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.

The CELC will foster collaboration among industries, experts, communities and all levels of government in the development and implementation of new circular economy solutions that protect and regenerate our natural environment while enhancing prosperity.

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The National Zero Waste Council is a founding member alongside:

  • Unilever Canada
  • IKEA Canada
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Walmart Canada
  • Northwest and Ethical Investments LP
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • National Zero Waste Council
  • Smart Prosperity Institute
  • The Natural Step Canada
  • Institut EDDEC - Environment, sustainable development and the circular economy