Circular Economy Leadership Coalition launchedCircular Economy Leadership Coalition launched<div class="ExternalClass590EBE9F4C174C50991979352B8E35F8"><p>A national coalition involving the National Zero Waste Council was launched this month at the G7 environment ministers conference in Halifax. </p><p>The <a href="http://www.nzwc.ca/about/celc/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Circular Economy Leadership Coalition</a> (CELC) unites the NZWC, major business, NGO and academic leaders in Canada to work together to eliminate consumer and business waste while generating wealth and jobs for Canadians and regenerating damaged ecosystems. </p><p>Canada leads the pack among developed nations in creating waste. According to the Conference Board of Canada, we produce more garbage per capita than 16 other OECD nations. Every year, local governments spend approximately $3.2 billion managing 34 million tonnes of waste. Residents pay for it in municipal taxes that could be used for better purposes. </p><p>It's time to do something about it.</p><p>The circular economy represents an opportunity to unlock US$4.5 trillion in global GDP by 2030, by promoting a fundamental shift from the dominant “take, make, dispose” economy, which leans heavily on unsustainable resource extraction. These organizations are inspired by the economic results found in other countries that have embraced and implemented Circular Economy principles. Let’s get on board.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue46-celc.jpg2018-09-28T07:00:00ZGP0|#1d957925-3125-4fc8-b07f-ef2367c1a312;L0|#01d957925-3125-4fc8-b07f-ef2367c1a312|Issue 46;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass94C3349A8EA943FD8F363913FC3F594B"><p>​The Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, involving the National Zero Waste Council, was launched this month at the G7 environment ministers conference in Halifax.</p></div>0