With waste piling up on our land and in our oceans we need a solution. Fortunately, there is one; it's called the Circular Economy, but what exactly does that mean?
A plastics circular economy is a prosperous economy that recirculates materials, keeping plastics out of the environment and in the economy. It harnesses the extraordinary material properties of a wide range of plastics, and captures their full value but without waste or harmful emissions.
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Special Advisor of the CELC Secretariat
The Coalition will be served by a Secretariat led by Alan Young. Alan has been actively engaged on environmental, human rights and sustainability issues in Canada and internationally for over 25 years. During this time he has worked extensively with a wide range of leaders in civil society, indigenous organizations, businesses and governments to advance innovative policies and practices that make a real difference on the ground.
“After several decades of work in the field of sustainable development, conservation and support of indigenous rights I am deeply inspired and excited by the potential for the Circular Economy model to move us towards a truly sustainable future. In my opinion, the CELC represents a unique and historically significant collection of people and organizations that can help steer us to a brighter future in Canada – economically, socially and environmentally.”