March 1, 2017

In 2016, the Province of British Columbia (i.e., the B.C. Government) released its Climate Leadership Plan (CLP).1 One element of the CLP is to develop a waste-to-resource strategy for the province of British Columbia, as well as a focus for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by diverting organics from landfill.

In line with the CLP, the B.C. Ministry of Environment engaged the Delphi Group in early 2017 to undertake research designed to profile circular economy best practices from leading jurisdictions around the world that could help inform the B.C. Government’s waste-to-resource strategy.

The objective of this work was to provide an analysis of circular economy initiatives / actions with respect to their policy effectiveness and impacts, as well as the opportunities and challenges that have arisen from governments taking these actions.

Report (pdf)