Implementing Circular Models

Green and circular economy

- Estimating the global cost of waste disposal in a business using Material flow cost accounting

When evaluating the profitability of waste diversion measures, business managers mostly look at the garbage collection cost and underestimate the indirect costs associated with material inefficiencies. A Material flow cost accounting analysis (MFCA), described in the ISO 14 051 norm, allows to calculate the global cost of waste. The analysis take in consideration the disposal cost and impute other indirect costs attributed to material inefficiencies. A MFCA analysis also allows to calculate the completed cost reductions if the business changes its processes. While this approach is common in other countries, it is rarely used in Québec. The Centre de Transfert technologique en Écologie Industrielle is currently adapting the methodology proposed by the norm so that it may be used by waste management experts. The conference will present an application case of a MFCA analysis in a business.

- Circular economy and recovery of used textile: to be part of the loop ...

Did you know that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world after the oil industry? Landfill degradation may take several hundred years. Certex is one of the largest used textile processing center in Quebec. With a recovery rate of 90%, Certex is now positioned as one of the solutions to the need to find innovative solutions for recovering used textiles. The circular economy model is fully applicable to its mission and objectives while offering the different players in the management of residual materials innovative solutions, socially and environmentally effective. This conference is aimed at all those who are keen to find innovative solutions to build a circular economy model to manage and improve the life cycle of textiles and avoid landfill as much as possible.

- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)