National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP)

Canada’s National Industrial Symbiosis Program builds business-to-business connections that identify opportunities for waste re-purposing and other forms of resource collaboration, thereby creating economic, environmental and social benefits to businesses and surrounding communities.  Instead of being thrown away or destroyed, surplus resources generated by one business or industry are captured then redirected for use as “new” inputs by one or more other companies, providing a mutual benefit or symbiosis.  NISP Canada is funded by all three levels of government: federally through Western Economic Diversification; provincially via the BC Innovation Council and the BC Ministries of Agriculture and Energy; and at the municipal level through Metro Vancouver, and the cities of Edmonton, New Westminster, and Surrey.

Check out their website at National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP) for more information.