Circular economy presents significant opportunities and

 Circular economy presents significant opportunities and

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada consumes materials, energy, and water at some of the highest rates in the world. Only 6% of materials entering the economy come from recycled sources, while almost three-quarters of what we use is wasted. According to a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), Canada may be throwing away significant opportunities and potential wealth along with all that waste. In a move to a circular economy, the value tied up in waste could help Canada remain economically competitive while meeting its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieving sustainable development goals.

The transition away from our current linear “take-make-waste” economy will require widespread systemic changes and cooperation across entire supply chains but is necessary because the world is already using more resources than the planet can provide. Tens of billions of tonnes…

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