CircularProcurement.ca is a first-of-its-kind Canadian resource and initiative of the Circular Innovation Council to support Canada’s collective understanding of the circular economy and how purchasing advances it. Through knowledge exchange and collaboration CircularProcurement.ca is a leading showcase of insight and experience to put circular economy concepts into action.
A SELF-SUSTAINING MODEL OF PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
The circular economy emphasizes reuse, share, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, and recycle for a closed-loop system; minimizes use or need for virgin resources in production and design; and reduces waste, pollution, and carbon emissions.
The circular economy is the opposite of the historical linear model of take-make-waste by aiming to keep products, equipment, and infrastructure in use for as long as possible. Nothing is wasted and everything is a resource that can be fed back into the beginning of production cycles.
ALLOWS US TO BUY THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE
Public sector procurement and purchasing in Canada are valued at $200 billion annually with 80 percent taking place at local levels. Federal, provincial, and municipal interests are now realizing their immense purchasing influence. Governments recognize the opportunity to lead by example and create the conditions for innovative products and business models that further key public policy objectives.
Redefining the role that procurement plays has untapped potential to support and advance Canada’s circular economy and buy the change we want to see.
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