This session will showcase how business leaders have managed to create change within their companies and within the market, overcoming perceived and real barriers to realize economic opportunities while reducing environmental impacts by going "circular".
As we work to tackle food waste on a national scale, considering how packaging is applied along the entire supply chain will be an important part of the solution. A new body of research is exploring how food packaging affects the amount of food wasted along the supply chain in Canada.
We will be examining how the circular economy is being embraced at the city level for its potential to encourage a systems approach to waste prevention and material savings as well as job creation and innovation – catalyzing new business opportunities across a variety of sectors as we rethink about how to deliver goods and services in a new way.
Jumpstarting innovation is essential to moving to circular models of production, designing out waste and creating regenerative systems. See Canadian innovators developing marketable products and processes that will change food packaging and textiles and reduce ocean plastics.
Canada is taking action on plastics. Moving beyond the single-use item, we will hear about how scientists and industry leaders are identifying new ways to utilize a valuable, durable resource that embraces zero waste and circularity.
The circular economy is a bold vision and framework for action that can only be realized if we harness our collective ingenuity, innovation and creativity.
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