Circular Innovation Council is pleased to launch the Share, Reuse, Repair Hub!
Funded by The Regional Municipality of York’s Circular Economy Initiatives Fund, the online hub provides tools and resources to empower individuals, businesses, and organizations in York Region to take part in the circular economy. Find ways to share, reuse, and repair with a directory of shops, organizations, and events marked on a live map. Find places and activities, like your nearest swap event, second-hand store, or donation drop-off centre.
Canadians are increasingly interested in the positive environmental, social and economic benefits of creating circular economies. Extending the useful life of products we use everyday is a simple but essential aspect of a circular economy. Sharing, reusing and repairing keeps items out of landfills, reduces carbon emissions and supports local businesses in York Region and beyond.
The Hub encourages circular economies by providing resources for sharing, reusing and repairing everyday items such as textiles, electronics, household appliances, recreational equipment, and furniture. It includes:
Share, reuse, and repair are simple but essential actions we can easily incorporate into our lives to extend the life of products we use everyday and stimulate a circular economy. Visit the hub to learn more about how sharing, reusing, and repairing contributes to the circular economy.
Would you like to see a similar resource for your municipality? Help support local residents, businesses, and organizations in advancing the circular economy by working with Circular Innovation Council to develop a similar resource hub for your community. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can work together.
Circular Innovation Council is not-for-profit environmental organization operating nationally across Canada. For more than 40 years, Circular Innovation Council has been delivering programs and projects that raise awareness and challenges Canadians to take action on waste reduction, resource efficiency, sustainability, and more recently the benefits of the circular economy. In concert with our members and partners, we leverage our experience to deliver on the broad gains inspired by the circular economy through programs, projects, and pilots. Our mandate is to inspire greater sustainability across Canada by putting circular economy concepts into action.
York Region’s Circular Economy Initiatives Fund offers funding to non-profit, community-driven, innovative projects that will help reduce residential waste and advance a circular economy.
The fund supports organizations whose projects result in a reduction of residential waste generated or an increase in reuse of residential waste, diverting it from landfill, as well as education and awareness projects that lead to behaviour change and/or increased knowledge of the value of waste. Learn more at york.ca/CircularEconomy.