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City seeking feedback on circular economy strategy

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:38 PST, Wed November 16, 2022

The City of Richmond is seeking public feedback on its draft Circular City Strategy, a roadmap to guide the organization, residents, businesses, and stakeholders toward achieving a circular economy.

A circular economy is one where residents and businesses make use of resources while protecting the natural environment. This involves developing and implementing policies and actions that encourage and support responsible consumption, minimal waste, and the reimagining of how resources are used in a sustainable, equitable, low-carbon economy.

The city is seeking public feedback on the strategy via LetsTalkRichmond.ca.

“Richmond is acknowledged as a leader in environmental innovation and sustainability, thanks in part to the feedback and ideas brought forward from our residents and businesses,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Council has encouraged moving to a circular economy to support our commitment to making better use of resources while creating new business and economic opportunities. It is therefore important that the community share its thoughts on how to best implement this approach.”

The Circular City Strategy has six directions and 84 actions to guide Richmond on its path to a fully circular economy by 2050. It will also become a tool for businesses and stakeholders to update and strengthen their own policies and plans, and provide directions and actions to create a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable environment.

The online consultation will be open for feedback until midnight on Dec. 18. For more information on the City’s Circular Economy Strategy, visit richmond.ca/sustainability/circulareconomy.

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