Improving access to data and information that demonstrates the benefits of circular economy strategies and action.

Access to information and knowledge sharing is essential to advancing the circular economy in Canada, and must be based on defensible, accessible data, proof points, and evidence-based research.

CELC is working to develop and aggregate case studies, success stories, and “every day” examples of circular economy in action across Canada that clearly demonstrate the linkages between circular strategies and broader economic, social, and environmental benefits and objectives such as productivity, affordability, job creation, climate action, and biodiversity loss. CELC is working to communicate the benefits of circularity, working with strategic partners to target key audiences with messaging that resonates.

In addition, CELC has been working on improving access to data and related standards to support business and policy decision-making, as well as working on performance measurement and indicator frameworks for quantifying the impacts of circular economy efforts and initiatives at the local, national, and sector levels.


  • Discussion Paper
  • Oct 11, 2023

Improving Data Collection, Reporting & Transparency Within the Plastics Packaging Value Chain

The Canadian consumer packaged goods industry faces several plastics data gaps and challenges as it strives to achieve reductions in…

  • Guest Blog
  • Sep 26, 2023

Why we need to define plastics recycling

Guest blog by Priya Patel, Program Manager, Environment and Climate Change Standards, CSA Group The statistics on plastics and recycling…

  • Report
  • Aug 18, 2022

Exploring Canada’s Circular Export Potential

Given the highly globalized nature of the world economy, trade can play an important role in driving the circular economy…

  • News
  • Sep 4, 2020

Alice Irene Whittaker talks circular economy with CBC News Network

How Can We Build A More Circular Economy For Canada? On July 18, Alice Irene Whittaker, Director of Communications at Smart…


  • Virtual
  • Apr 11, 2024

Informing a Strategic Approach to Data Collection & Reporting for Canada’s Plastics Packaging Value Chain

Date: April 11, 2024 Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm EST   Watch the Recording   The Canadian consumer packaged goods (CPG)…

  • Dec 3, 2021

Turning Point: The Circular Economy in Canada

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Location: Event was livestreamed, no recording available The Council of…

  • Sep 13, 2021

Circularity at Home: How You Can Be The Game Changer

This session explored what a circular life means, what it looks like in different parts of the world, and how…

  • Sep 14, 2021

Communicating Circularity: Getting the Message Right

Communicating Circularity drew on proven strategies for communicating the necessity and benefits of circularity within and across sectors, businesses and…