The 2021 Synergy Sourcebook proves that the circular economy is on the move in Quebec

Sorel-Tracy, May 26, 2021 - The Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle (CTTÉI) and Synergie Québec present the Recueil de synergies 2021. With 32 synergies and as many positive spin-offs, this second volume proves that the circular economy is on the move in Quebec.

On the occasion of the Circular economy conference organized by RECYC-QUÉBEC on May 26 and 27, 2021, Synergie Québec is presenting its second Compendium of synergies. The network of industrial symbioses for the circular economy in Quebec published the first edition of this Compendium in May 2020.

In this Compendium, 85 companies and organisations from 13 symbioses report on the impact of their circular economy initiatives.

  • Longer life span of resources,
  • New products,
  • Savings,
  • Reduction of GHG emissions,
  • Maintaining or creating jobs.

Thus 32 files, chosen for their representativeness, put forward successful partnerships achieved thanks to territorial symbioses.

" Symbiosis facilitators play a crucial role in the field. They catalyse linkages and innovations", explains Jennifer Pinna, circular economy advisor at the CTTÉI and community facilitator.

" Industrial symbioses are on the rise and are proving their effectiveness. It's very positive to realize that their action has a concrete impacton the efficient use of resources in our regions of Quebec," adds researcher Julien Beaulieu. adds researcher Julien Beaulieu. Julien holds the NSERC Research Chair in Industrial and Territorial Ecology (CRÉIT), which is managed by the CTTÉI and the Cégep de Sorel-Tracy.

So there is no excuse to re-evaluate your business practices and improve your value chain through the circular economy!

Collection of synergies 2021

NEW 2021 - An English version of the compendium is also available. This condensed version contains 15 synergy sheets.

The Synergy Collection in figures

  • 2 collections in 2 years
  • 32 records in 2021 compared to 11 records in 2020
  • 13 symbioses represented
  • 85 companies and organisations mentioned

About the Synergie Québec community

The Synergie Québec community is a community of practice dedicated to the development of industrial and territorial symbioses in Québec and led by the CTTÉI. A reference point for the creation, development and animation of symbioses, this network brings together 25 industrial and/or territorial symbioses, more than 60 animators, and 2700 companies driven by the desire to make financial gains, contribute to local growth while promoting sustainable development.

Synergie Québec provides training, webinars and experience sharing, reference tools, support and guidance for resource exchange as well as applied research services and visibility to all those involved in the transition to the circular economy.

About the CTTÉI

Since 1999, the Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle has been developing and sharing unparalleled expertise in waste management. It increases the performance of businesses and communities through research and development of innovative approaches and technologies, of which the Synergie Québec community is a part.

The Compendium is part of the research work of the Research Chair on Industrial and Territorial Ecology (CRÉIT) led by the CTTÉI and the Cégep de Sorel-Tracy.


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