Circular Innovation Council & HSR Zero Waste Announcement

Circular Innovation Council is pleased to announce the expansion of its Waste Auditor Training Course into British Columbia and Alberta and has commissioned HSR Zero Waste to lead the training. 

Circular Innovation Council, developed the Standard Waste Audit Method (SWAM) and the Waste Auditor Training Course in 2012 as part of the 3RCertified Program to standardize waste characterization and measurement into waste audits. SWAM applies globally recognized principles of auditing to set standards for defining acceptable measurement practices of performance, consistent data analysis and reporting.

“Waste audits are a critical tool for all organizations to collect data on what materials are being generated, how to change procurement and on-site management practice to eliminate waste and uncover revenue streams. The audit is effectively a management tool to also evaluate the costs and effectiveness of waste reduction programs, measure success, and improve operations and results. Identifying best practices and applying them in a standardized way helps benchmark performance and validate environmental claims in an accurate and transparent way”. Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director of Circular Innovation Council

A proper and effective waste audit is conducted by a qualified waste auditor, and Circular Innovation Council is pleased to offer its Waste Auditor Training sessions in BC & AB, facilitated by HSR Zero Waste Associates and Lead Auditors that have been trained through our program to become instructors.

About HSR Zero Waste

HSR proudly helps leaders take bold action to reduce their Environmental impact and reduce operational cost. We offer a wide array of Zero Waste Services for organizations to reach their Sustainability goals and facilities to meet their Zero Waste aspirations and resource management needs. Established in 1988, HSR began by offering recycling services with a host of resource management solutions that encourage the highest and best use of materials.

After witnessing the extent of our societal mismanagement of resources on the front-lines for decades, HSR has now transitioned towards providing knowledge, monitoring and solutions for facilities to reduce the amount of waste they generate, as opposed to simply diverting it away from landfill. This is referred to as Zero Waste.

“Any facility may work towards implementing Zero Waste policies and practices, and a Waste Audit is the key to unlock the proper path” Jerome Laroulandie, Sales Manager at HSR Zero Waste.

About Circular Innovation Council

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.


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