167 gigatonnes

of resources

will be needed globally by 2060, almost doubling from 89Gt in 2017[1]

1.6 million tonne

reduction of CO2e

can be achieved in Canada each year through reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishment, and repair activities[2]


of waste

in Canada is sent to landfills or incinerated[3]


CSA Group standards, research, policy briefs, and other resources

Leverage the resources developed by CSA Group and its technical committees that provide information, guidance, best practices, and requirements to help organizations adopt value-retention practices to reduce waste and the need for raw materials.

Research report

Landscape Review of Repairability in Canada

Research report

A Roadmap to Support the Circularity and Recycling of Plastics in Canada

Public policy report

Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada

Research report

Circularity and Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles — Standardization and Safety Requirements

Research report

Provenance and Traceability of Rare Earth Products

Research report

Photovoltaic (PV) Recycling, Reusing, and Decommissioning


A guideline for accountable management of end-of-life materials

CSA R7001:21

Sustainability standard for household refrigeration appliances

CSA R7003:16 (R2021)

Sustainability standard for household clothes washers

CSA R7004:17 (R2022)

Sustainability standard for household cooking appliances

CSA R7005-17

Sustainability standard for household clothes drying appliances

CSA R7006-18

Sustainability standard for household room air conditioning appliances

CSA R7007-18

Sustainability standard for household microwave oven appliances

CSA R7008:19

Sustainability standard for household dehumidifier appliances


Sustainability standard for household portable and floor care appliances

CSA Z754-94 (R2001)

Guideline for pollution prevention

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