To support the Circular Economy Working Group of the National Zero Waste Council, this report aimed to clarify the concept of the circular economy in relation to the upstream waste prevention values of the council and identify the advantages of this congruency. Through a literature review and informational interviews with multiple council members, current practices were analyzed to explore how the concept of the circular economy is being applied in Canada and where opportunities exist to advance the concept further.

Partner: Metro Vancouver
Keywords: sustainable development & green economy, waste management & recycling

Mike Phillips