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Are you a Zero Hero?

Zero Hero Businesses

Many local businesses are leading the way when it comes to diverting waste and lowering their footprint. If you or someone you know is a Zero Hero, get in touch so we can feature them as a Zero Hero!


 

Zero Waste doesn’t strictly mean Zero Waste to landfill. It incorporates actions that design out waste beginning during the manufacturing and distribution of products. This redesign of our economic systems to maximize the value of resources is called the The Circular Economy.

What is it?

“A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.”
(WRAP, 2017)

More information about the Circular Economy and the origin of this concept is available through the Ellen MacArthur Foundation website.

Tools for adopting a circular business model

National Zero Waste Council’s Circular Economy Business Toolkit
www.nzwc.ca/focus/circular-economy/toolkit/Documents/CircularEconomyBusinessToolkit.pdf

Circular Economy Toolkit and Assessment Tool
www.circulareconomytoolkit.org/introduction.html

Other resources for reducing waste in your business:

Business Waste Reduction resources and toolkit from Waste Reduction Week in Canada!
www.wrwcanada.com/en/resources/resource-kits/businesses

EPA Guide for Waste Management in Commercial Buildings
www.epa.gov/smm/managing-and-reducing-wastes-guide-commercial-buildings

 

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