Positioning Canada as a leader by encouraging the wider adoption of circular approaches

The circular economy is an alternative to the predominant linear “take-make-dispose” economy of production and consumption. Regenerative by design, the circular economy keeps products, components and materials at their highest utility and value, at all times. In practice this translates into:

  • preventing waste through new and innovative business models or through improved design – either for disassembly or for longevity;
  • maximizing the continuation of a product’s life through enhanced re-use, repair or remanufacture; and
  • improving end of life processing and resource recovery.