Redefining Value



Circular Innovation Council believes solutions for greater resource efficiency is to advance the circular economy, which decouples economic activity from production and consumption of finite resources. 

We are inclusive and collaborative among supply and value chains; and seek to advance circular business models, products, and services that deliver redefined values and multiple benefits of a circular economy.

Circular Economy Action Plan for Canada

The Circular Economy Action Plan for Canada was created as a result of the Canadian Circular Economy Summit 2023 held in Toronto, Canada. 

The now released Action Plan serves as an open-source resource designed to foster a deeper comprehension of the circular economy and provide pathways for stakeholders to engage in its execution by endorsing key initiatives. It is designed to steer strategic orientation and serve as a blueprint for shaping the agenda of forthcoming Canadian Circular Economy Summit gatherings, including the upcoming summit scheduled for the spring of 2025 in Montréal, Québec. Furthermore, the Action Plan and the advancements made in realizing its objectives and critical initiatives will serve as a framework for future circular economy endeavors and related events.  

Circular EconomY

Redefining value through innovative and transformative models of production and consumption of goods and services will keep materials at their highest utility and value throughout their entire lifecycle.

The circular economy is regenerative where everything is valued, resources are more efficiently used, nothing is wasted, and everything is a resource that can be fed back into the beginning of production cycles in a closed-loop system.


Putting circular economy concepts into action:


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We offer collaborative opportunity and inspiration to redefine value in communities across Canada through showcase opportunities and putting circular economy concepts into action.

Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 the SDGs are a call to action to promote prosperity and protect the environment where circularity can deliver:


The circular economy delivers on the sustainable development goals.

Circular Innovation Council has a commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our programs and pilots. Read our SDG Impact Snapshot for our Food Waste Program below!

“Guelph-Wellington’s Commercial Food Waste Diversion Collective addresses many UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by diverting edible and unavoidable food waste from landfill.

Today, approximately 50% of all food in Canada is wasted—with the
industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) sector responsible for
sending approximately 22 million tonnes of food to landfill each year. Not
only is this happening at a time when one in seven Canadians suffers from
food insecurity—but food waste is a contributing factor to the climate
crisis, causing approximately 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.”

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