GLOBE-Net, January 19, 2016 – Canada’s National Zero Waste Council was a runner up finalist for The Circulars 2016 Awards presentations at the World Economic Forum today.
Presented by the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce, the Circulars offers recognition to individuals and organizations from commerce and civil society across the globe that have made a notable contribution to driving circular economy principles – where growth doesn’t depend on the use of scarce natural resources.
The National Zero Waste Council was selected as a finalist in the Government, Cities and Regions Category presented. The top award went to the Flanders’ Materials Programme, Belgium.
Awards were presented today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. While the Council did not win it is proud to have been selected as a finalist for its efforts in driving the circular economy in Canada.
The National Zero Waste Council, a Canadian leadership initiative, brings together government, business and community change agents to advance waste prevention.
With efforts traditionally focused on ‘end-of-pipe’ waste management, the National Zero Waste Council is pioneering a shift upstream – calling for national action to address waste generation. By reframing the conversation, the Council is positioning waste prevention and the circular economy as an opportunity for innovation, job creation, competitiveness, and cost saving.
Founded by Metro Vancouver in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Council is uniting local governments, including five of Canada’s largest metropolitan regions – Metro Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Edmonton – with key stakeholders, influencing change on a national scale.