Circular Economy

There is an increasing interest across Canada in moving towards a circular economy which is based on eliminating linear thinking (taking resources, making them into products, and sending waste streams from the process to landfills) and replacing it with an intent to keep materials and value recirculating continuously.

CDETNO recognizes that minimizing economic leakage creates greater diversity and prosperity. Thus, it is leading the pilot of a new network of NWT organizations, called Circular Economy North, to increase collaboration among local businesses and accelerate circular economy activities.

There is no cost to participate in the pilot (through 2022); however, members will need to demonstrate a commitment to advancing four indicators of circularity. In return, they will gain promotional exposure, learning opportunities, and valuable connections for their business.

The four indicators are:

1. Prioritizing local partnerships

2. Recognizing Indigenous leadership

3. Increasing community involvement

4. Transitioning to zero waste

Please click on the button below to download the application form, which explains how the indicators are measured.

For more information and to book an appointment:

Paule-Muriel Essebou

Environmental Project Officer