From the Greenest City News (City of Vancouver):
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) has been working with businesses in the design, manufacturing, construction, demolition and recycling sectors to uncover opportunities for spurring a shift to a more circular economy in Vancouver. A “circular economy” is economic activity geared toward keeping materials in circulation and out of the landfill — you may be familiar with it through other terms like “upcycle” or even plain-ol’ “reuse”.
So what is new in Vancouver’s circular economy?
How can you get involved?
If you want to be involved in the advancement of Vancouver’s circular economy, add yourself to the VEC partners database or follow the Flats Facts blog for monthly updates.
If you are inspired by this circular economy story, or have another bright green idea, consider applying for a Vancouver Foundation Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant of up to $1,000. This fund supports Vancouver residents to carry out neighbourhood-based projects that contribute to a greener city. This year, the Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant opens for submissions on Feb 23 with a deadline of Mar 31.