Circular Economy
Leadership Coalition

Accelerating sustainable, profitable, zero-waste solutions to ensure Canadian
leadership in the global Circular Economy


A Circular Economy
for Plastics in Canada

The current linear economy has given us a plastics problem in Canada. The use of plastics today is a highly wasteful, linear, take-make-waste model that is harmful to the environment and misses economic opportunities as value is literally thrown away. This linear economy for plastics requires energy and generates emissions for each production cycle that would largely be avoided, were plastic otherwise reused or effectively recycled.

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Partners Publications and Other Documents

An open letter to leaders at all levels of government on plastics waste policy in Canada

Circular Economy Leadership Coalition | English

A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada: The Benefits of Plastics Without the Waste and How We Get it Right

Smart Prosperity Institute | English

About us - Folio

English | French

Our Members and International Allies


CELC would like to acknowledge the generous support of the McConnell Foundation and The Ivey Foundation.