CEL’s Innovation Blog

Feb 15, 2019 / by Guest / In CE Leadership

A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada

The newly released CELC report provides 5 recommendations for Canadians to evolve the plastics economy from one that is linear and wasteful to one that offers economic growth without waste. Read more.

Sep 20, 2018 / by Jennifer Wesanko / In CE Leadership

MEDIA RELEASE: Major business, NGO leaders call for Canada to go waste-free

MEDIA RELEASE: Major business, NGO leaders call for Canada to go waste-free. New coalition launches as plastics waste earns global concern and G7 attention. HALIFAX, September 20, 2018 – A national not for profit coalition including corporate and NGO leaders, think tanks, and sustainability experts has announced its goal to eliminate waste and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions from the Canadian economy.

May 29, 2018 / by Sarah Brooks / In Guest Blog

Circularity is Necessary but Not Sufficient

The circular economy is a hot topic these days. For its potential to address major ecological issues like marine plastics pollution and to help business accrue benefit and innovate, (check

Apr 12, 2018 / by Sarah Brooks / In Guest Blog

A Business Case for Circular Economy

March 14-16 was GLOBE 2018, one of the world’s leading conferences on business and sustainability. Day 2 of the conference included a meeting of business, government, NGOs, and international experts

Feb 15, 2018 / by Kai Bruce / In Guest Blog

NEW RESOURCE: Getting to a Circular Economy: A Primer for CAnadian POlicy Makers

Last month, Circular Economy Lab collaborating partner Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), released a publication entitled Getting to a Circular Economy: A Primer for Canadian Policymakers. It is the first of

Dec 5, 2017 / by Sarah Brooks / In Guest Blog

A Conversation about Circular Economy with Keurig’s Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond

This is the first in a series of conversations between The Natural Step Canada’s Circular Economy Lab (CEL) and members of industry, government, academia and the public. The discussions focus

Nov 23, 2017 / by Tyler Seed / In Guest Blog

A Flow of Wealth or a Wealth of Flows?

From the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival, A Flow of Wealth or a Wealth of Flows? Featuring Ken Webster.

Feb 7, 2017 / by Nic Schulz / In PPP Rapid Lab

Ontario public and private sector leaders chart a bold new path for a waste-free future

Ontario’s Circular Economy Innovation Lab releases a vision for the future of printed paper and packaging in a low-carbon, circular economy. Toronto, ON, February 8, 2017 – The Natural Step

Jan 30, 2017 / by Guest / In CE Leadership, Guest Blog

Unilever’s Global Commitment to a Circular Economy

On any given day over two billion consumers across the globe use a Unilever product. This might be someone enjoying a relaxing cup of Lipton tea, showering with Dove soap

Jan 16, 2017 / by Guest / In Guest Blog, PPP Rapid Lab

Defining the future of Ontario’s Blue Box

Should certain Blue Box materials be managed through different systems? The Blue Box Program is one of Ontario’s most significant environmental achievements. It has increased residential recycling throughout the province,