Driving the Transition to a More Circular Economy

A network of researchers to strengthen our capacity to deploy circularity strategies at industrial and territorial levels, supported by coherent government policies, to further a sustainable societal transition.

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A community of research leaders in Québec and beyond



An interdisciplinary and systemic scientific approach



Programming that fosters knowledge sharing



The transition to a circular economic model calls for an interdisciplinary and systemic scientific approach. The Québec Circular Economy Research Network (RRECQ) aims to combine research and training in circular economy with the needs of society. The RRECQ stands at the interface between research and society to bring concerted, concrete and sustainable solutions to organizations, communities and individuals through its research, training and transfer activities.



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Spotlight on a Few of Our Projects

The RRECQ funds research that contributes to the development of an innovative scientific culture driven by the circular economy.

Circular economy and cooperation – exploring three related approaches for a just and sustainable economy

Professor Rafael Ziegler's research sheds new light on the transition to a fair and sustainable economy, with different ways of thinking about cooperation.

Cooperatives, Commons and Indigenous Perspectives: three approaches to circularity

Development of Sustainable Composites from Waste Eggshells...

Professor Lucas Hof and his research team have developed a Sustainable Composites from Waste Eggshells with improved thermal, mechanical and biodegradable properties. Read a summary of their research in circular economy.

3D printing with eggshells

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Collaborate with the Network

Promoting action research in collaboration with a variety of socio-economic partners, the RRECQ offers the opportunity to work together to solve current and future challenges. Want to collaborate with the Network?

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The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec