Developed by the National Zero Waste Council, a cross-sector leadership initiative to advance waste prevention in Canada. The Council is taking action on the factors that drive waste generation to support a high quality of life, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity with less resource and energy consumption.
This toolkit 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 wide range of existing resources and research to define key terms, outline how businesses can benefit, and present case studies from around the world. References adapted for each chapter of the toolkit are listed at the back; additional resources are provided in each chapter. The toolkit covers three key areas:
- Business Strategy: how to develop a circular business strategy
- Design Innovation: steps to include circular concepts in the innovation process;
- Stakeholder Engagement: how to engage top stakeholders in the circular initiative
The Council acknowledged the assistance of Coro Strandberg of Strandberg Consulting in the preparation of the toolkit, as well as the guidance of the Circular Economy Working Group in its development.