BEC Green is an environmental policy consultancy focussed on helping municipalities and businesses apply the concepts of sustainability and the circular economy.
As the weather becomes increasingly extreme, municipalities need to ensure that they are prepared for a variety of weather problems, not just with respect to their infrastructure but also with respect to their social and policy systems. We use a municipality's strengths to develop a road map of priorities that can be implemented over time to help keep municipalities able to service their residents and businesses.
Regarding businesses, the concept of the circular economy is gaining momentum particularly in Europe, while it is just starting to become known here in North America. Its application can be seen as a main tenet of sustainability. However, concept is one thing, application is another, and so far, businesses are scratching their heads wondering how the circular economy applies to them, and whether it's a worthwhile endeavour. We've developed some concepts to demonstrate that not only is it worthwhile, it will save companies money through the use of fewer natural resources, while boosting their bottom line. We also look at manufacturing, waste minimization and extended producer responsibility as part of the circular economy concept and how businesses can apply these concepts.