Alberta, Canada: Working Towards a Circular Economy

The province of Alberta has created a Bio-Resource Management Information System (BRIMS) which allows companies to search for wood waste, agricultural products, and other raw materials that they could repurpose for their business needs. Alberta Innovates funded the $1.5 million (CAD) database which was created by Edmonton’s Silvacom Ltd. The system helps companies more accurately decide where they should build their facilities according to where their required biomass can be found in Alberta. The use of biomass helps push Alberta towards a more circular economy by reducing and repurposing waste. Organic matter waste (such as fruit peels, saw dust, tree limbs, food waste, etc.) can be used to create new products.

In the United States, the state of Michigan has a similar resource.