November 30, 2022
Radisson Blu, Queen’s Quay West
Toronto, Ontario


Practices that avoid waste and extend the life of products and materials in the economy are recognized as beneficial strategies that can reduce GHGs, conserve resources and deliver a range of social benefits. Reuse is implemented in many sectors and innovations are competing to elevate reuse and extend the life of products in our economy.

A symposium on reuse is an opportunity to mobilize stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas on how to advance reuse and value retention practices in Canada. This dialogue will seek to identify the opportunities and leading practices and enhance the connections between stakeholders to advance reuse, value retention and the sharing economy in Canada.

Join us for an exciting day to explore the current reuse landscape in Canada and elsewhere and discuss how we can collaborate across sectors and improve policies to support the reuse economy. Come to hear from leading international initiatives, learn from businesses that are scaling-up their practices and examine how reuse benefits our communities!


  1. Learn about work and policies in leading jurisdictions, particularly Europe, the United States and Canada, that are supporting the advancement of reuse;
  2. Take stock of reuse efforts in Canada (businesses, governments, NGOs) and discuss challenges, infrastructure and policy gaps, and solutions;
  3. Establish new connections and a sector network that can inform future strategic actions to advance reuse and the sharing economy.

PARTICIPANTS (in person 120)

  • Industry and businesses, NGOs active on reuse, repair, sharing economy, government representatives, EU Delegation & Project Team
  • Registration is required for in person attendance and to access livestream plenaries. Access registration form in the left hand tab


There are no registration costs for this symposium.


The European Union’s Project to Reduce Plastic Waste in Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada are co-hosting this first symposium in collaboration with the Canada Plastic Pact, Circular Innovation Council, Equiterre, Recycling Council of Alberta, Environmental Defense Fund and the City of Toronto.