Circular Economy

Circular IC&I Food Recovery and Waste Diversion Pilot

The Circular Innovation Council will develop a solution to recover the value of organics and rescue consumable foods from the IC&I sector.  Through food rescue and food waste processing, this pilot will consolidate and connect food and food waste collections between neighbouring businesses and institutions and also develop an affordable cost-shared collective financial model. Outcomes and guidance from the pilot will be shared, replicated, and scaled across Alberta and Canada.  The solution will rescue nutritious food to community agencies addressing food insecurity, reduce food waste and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with it, produce valuable compost, and reduce organic diversion costs for businesses and institutions.