Reuse Opportunities Across Canada
2022-2025 Strategic Plan identified expanding the reuse of products as a priority area of focus. To inform the expansion of work into reuse, the Council commissioned a landscape scan on reuse initiatives, programs, and policies to understand the opportunities available to advance reuse in Canada.
Reuse in Canada Landscape Scan: Understanding Opportunities to Advance Reuse identified and generalized the gaps and barriers to adopting reuse across six sectors in Canada: food packaging, personal care and household care product packaging, textiles (apparel and carpet), construction, renovation, and demolition materials, electronic equipment, and household goods/appliances.
From the scan of research, policies, practices, and innovations related to reuse in Canada and beyond, the report provides recommendations for the opportunities to close gaps or overcome barriers generally and for each of the six sectors.