July 20, 2020

How can we build a more circular economy for Canada?

On July 18, Alice Irene Whittaker, Director of Communications at Smart Prosperity Institute and the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, spoke with CBC News Network host Natasha Fatah for a televised segment on how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the world and bolstering calls for a more circular economy.

Whittaker discussed hot-button issues such as fast fashion and food production and waste, and outlined how we must seize the opportunity presented by a circular economy to enhance social, environmental, and economic well-being to make us more resilient in a post-COVID world.


Watch the full interview with CBC News Network’s Natasha Fatah here.


For more on the circular economy, read our recent analyses on “Will COVID Recovery Be a Tipping Point for the Circular Economy?” and “Resilience and Renewal: Principles of Circularity for Post-COVID Recovery” and check out the work of the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, of which Smart Prosperity Institute is a founding member.