In collaboration with leaders and experts from industry, government and civil society our teams are working on ‘Five Big Bets’ that have enormous potential to contribute to a clean and prosperous economy, as we collectively develop effective and scalable solutions to climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

We live in a time of great uncertainty, complexity, and unprecedented systemic challenges. Addressing complex sustainability challenges requires unprecedented collaboration and new ways of working across sectors and across scales.

The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) is creating a circular economy in Canada in which plastic waste is kept in the economy and out of the environment. Canada Plastics Pact Partners are united, working together on achieving clear, actionable targets by the year 2025. 



Leading businesses, NGOs, and government unite behind 2025 targets to make packaging waste a thing of the past

"All around the world and here in Canada leading organizations are making great strides to reduce plastic waste at all stages of their operations. Unfortunately the actions of any one organization alone won’t be enough to meet the expectations and requirements of a society and a planet that demands bolder and faster action. The Natural Step Canada is therefore proud to be joining forces with a diverse group of leaders from business, government and civil society to launch the Canada Plastics Pact. Together we will innovate and implement scalable end-to-end solutions that will keep plastics in the economy but out of the environment.

- David Hughes, President and CEO, The Natural Step Canada

A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada

The newly released CELC report provides 5 recommendations for Canadians to evolve the plastics economy from one that is linear and wasteful to one that offers economic growth without waste. Read more.

MEDIA RELEASE: Major business, NGO leaders call for Canada to go waste-free

New coalition launches as plastics waste earns global concern and G7 attention

HALIFAX, September 20, 2018 – A national not for profit coalition including corporate and NGO leaders, think tanks, and sustainability experts has announced its goal to eliminate waste and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions from the Canadian economy.


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