Synergie Outaouais: the circular economy serving businesses in a region

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  • Main leader : Conseil Régional de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable en Outaouais
  • Type of initiative :
  • Canada
  • 115 boulevard sacré-coeur, Gatineau, J8X 1C5
  • Start date : novembre 2016

Initiated together by CTTÉI and its many regional partners, CREDDO is proud to have been supporting the Synergie Outaouais project since 2015.

With regard to the different priority issues defined as part of its mission, namely the management of residual materials, climate change and the promotion of sustainable development, CREDDO is looking at industrial ecology. With its many economic, social and environmental opportunities, it has quickly positioned itself as a solution that is relevant to the different issues in the region. Extending the life cycle of resources by an approach aimed at moving from a linear to an optimized economy is also part of the 3RV hierarchy (Reduction, Reuse, Recycling/Composting, Valuation).

Creating links in the industrial fabric can therefore be seen as a powerful tool promoting sustainable development with companies. In the Outaouais region, people involved in the economy now have the opportunity to consult each other and benefit from support in residual materials management. By developing short circuits reflecting the characteristics of the region, substantial gains can be easily perceived by the companies.

This project provides a unique opportunity to experiment and define the basics of a new development model. The latter is based on the pillars of the circular economy in order to increase productivity, innovation and optimization of post-marketing residual materials among Outaouais companies.

Qualitative benefits

Reduce the amount of material transported to landfill.

Stages of the initiative

  • Local diagnosis of incoming and outgoing material flows in local companies
  • Customized support for companies

Areas of activity

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Chemistry
  • Construction
  • Deconstruction
  • Energy
  • Industry
  • Health
  • Tourism
  • Recycling

Resources

  • Waste
  • Biowaste
  • Wood
  • Energy efficiency
  • Plastic
  • Building materials
  • Excavated materials
  • Compost
  • Compost

Pillar(s) of the circular economy

  • Industrial and regional ecology
  • Recycling

Technical resources

The Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle (Industrial ecology technology transfer Centre) is affiliated with the Sorel-Tracy Cégep. Its mission is to increase the efficiency of companies and local authorities through research and development of innovative approaches and technologies in industrial ecology.

Human resources

The CREDDO team has support from the CTTÉI team.

Financers

  • Ville de Gatineau, MRC du Pontiac, MRC des collines-de-l'Outaouais, MRC de la-vallée-de-la-Gatineau, SADC de Papineau, Recyc Québec, Ministère de l'Économie de la Science et de l'Innovation Québec
 Reconditioning
 Assistance
 Collective action
 Events
 Short circuits
 Consultation
 Regional cooperation
 Diagnosis
 Assessment
 Training
 Awareness
 Regional strategy
 Regional innovation strategy
 Circular economy

Moderator

  • Author of the page

  • Nicolas Greugny

    Conseiller en développement économique

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