From rethinking materials to scaling transformative business models, what innovations in the marketplace are delivering goods and services in new and innovative ways - eliminating waste while boosting competitiveness?
It has been a watershed year for food waste globally. Here in Canada food waste accounts for more than $31 billion dollars in lost revenue, almost 200,000 tons of food in landfills, and about 2% of the national greenhouse gas inventory. How do we change this picture?
Repair and reuse is a radical act in our modern world. Let's explore the innovation potential tied to keeping goods in useful life for longer. How do we scale a revolution where repair and reuse are more commonplace than replace?
Buildings are material intensive, demanding over half the world’s extracted materials and generating roughly one third of waste globally as well as here in Metro Vancouver. What can be gained by applying circular economy principles to this sector - preventing waste and shifting practice?
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