The NZWC is leading the adoption of circular approaches across Canada by forging national collaborations and providing support to businesses and communities.
Advancing National Collaboration: Circular Economy Leadership Coalition
The NZWC is proud to be a founding member of the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition – a national alliance of leading business and civil society actors working together to advance Canada’s circular economy. Through this work, we are convening
national conversations to identify opportunities for accelerating Canada’s circular economy transition, and we are supporting efforts to advance a
circular plastics economy for Canada.
Supporting Business Innovation and Transformation
Circular Economy Business Toolkit (Français) offers business leaders a strategic approach to becoming circular. It is a how-to guide for businesses of all sizes and sectors, beginning to explore the opportunities of circular modes of production and service. The guide draws on a range of existing resources and research to outline how businesses can benefit.
Supporting Canadian Cities and Regions
Global circular economy efforts are increasingly focusing on the role of local governments in catalyzing the shift to a circular economy. In 2017, the NZWC started looking closely at how to support local governments and in 2018, the Circular Economy Working Group commissioned a paper of global approaches and an analysis of key insights for Canadian local governments.
The paper confirmed that there are a number of ways that local governments can and are supporting circular economy activity and identified four key intervention points:
- Research and Education
- Support and Collaboration
- Procurement and Operations
- Planning and Regulation
The Council is proud to be working with partners to launch a Canadian Circular Cities and Regions pilot in 2021.