TPS B2 focuses on sectoral analysis of the circular economy, with two objectives:

  1. Évaluer les besoins en ressources du Québec afin de définir une stratégie globale pour
  2. Identifier les enjeux, les secteurs et les leviers à prioriser

Examples of Research Questions and Issues

  • How can a plurality of analyses applied to different sectors guide government strategies, policies and actions?
  • How can we improve Quebec’s raw materials management strategy?
  • How can we take geopolitical aspects into account?
  • How can we develop and maintain an integrative collective awareness of the micro dimensions (psychology of circular behavior, redistributive effects across different population groups), meso (organizations, cities and regions) and macro (national circular policies) in policies to support the circular economy?
  • What are the complementarities between the circular transition and other transitions?
  • Should certain transitions be prioritized?

Steering Committee

TPS B2, which focuses on sectoral analysis of the circular economy, is led by a team of three researchers. The steering committee is responsible for proposing TPS orientations, and represents a diversity of sector-based circular economy research.

Sophie Bernard

Ph.D., Professor at Polytechnique Montréal and co-head of Axis 4

Philippe Genois-Le François

M.Urb., PhD candidate at Université de Montréal

Irune Echevarria

Master’s student at Polytechnique Montréal

Mobilized Experts

The members of the steering committee are joined by TPS B3 experts. Regularly mobilized to contribute their points of view and expertise, they help to broaden the representativeness of organizational diversity and push forward thinking on the theme of organizational circularity.

Getting involved in B2

Do you wish to participate in B2 activities? Is the sectorial approach to circular economy related to your interests and research work?


B2 Activities

Projects Led by B2

The TPS B2 Steering Committee identifies directions and coordinates research projects to advance TPS knowledge. You can get involved in these projects at any time by registering your interest via the form.

Study on batteries and circular supply chains for electric cars

The aim of this project is to explore strategies for implementing circular economy practices in the electric vehicle battery sector to improve sustainability and economic resilience. The project is broken down into three sub-objectives:

  1. Durability of critical materials
  2. Application of the circular economy framework
  3. Policy and market mechanisms

Do you want to get involved in this project? Choose B2 in the form:

Other Initiatives Related to B2

Projects funded by the RRECQ
  • Recycling plastic accessories produced by 3D printing used in the context of radiation oncology (Project led by Lucas Hof) > Discover
  • Office furniture recovery in Québec: constraints and prospects for improvement from a circular perspective (Project led by Marc Journeault) > Discover
  • Development of a metal-infused recyclable raw material for low-cost 3D printing in the context of circular manufacturing (Project led by Lucas Hof) > Discover
  • Fast fashion: destruction of unsold items and public (Project led by Sophie Bernard) > Discover
  • New approaches in contracts and environmental regulations to implement a circular supply chain in spring street sweeping (Project led by Jean-François Audy) > Discover
  • Analysis and optimization of networking and energy co-product recovery opportunities in Bécancour’s industrial park and port (Project led by Jean-Marc Frayret) > Discover
  • Development of sustainable composites from used eggshells for practical applications using additive manufacturing in the context of the circular economy (Project led by Lucas Hof) > Discover
  • Circular recovery of methanization digestates through microalgae production and the rearing of edible decomposer insect larvae (Project led by Grant Vandenberg) > Discover
  • Involving consumers in the circular economy of plastics (Project led by Myriam Ertz) > Discover
  • Reduction and creative recovery of textile waste, social awareness and artistic practices (Project led by Ennouri Triki) > Discover
  • Avenues to advance a regional circular strategy for the lithium ion battery supply chain in North America (Project led by Sophie Bernard) > Discover
  • Mapping the political economy of regional electricity integration in northeastern Canada and the United States (Project led by Mark Purdon) > Discover
  • A modular ecolabel for eco-efficient and circular tourism: the case of an outfitter in Québec (Project led by Sophie Bernard) > Découvrir
  • Study about the potential use of concrete residues and steel slags for cold in-place recycling of pavements (Project led by Éric Lachance-Tremblay) > Découvrir
  • Development of a dynamic circularity indicator for wastewater treatment plants taking into account local territorial specificities (Project led by Robert Hausler) > Découvrir
  • Maximizing the circularity of a paper industry by-product for the treatment of industrial residues (Project led by Ramzi Zarrougui) > Découvrir
  • Valorization of Post-consumer Waste-recovered Polyolefin Mixed Stream by Addition of Few-layer Graphene (Project led by Emna Helal) > Découvrir
  • Development of a new eco-concrete based on recycled textile fiber aggregates: study of mechanical behavior and durability (Project led by Lucas Hof) > Découvrir
  • Sustainable design of closed-loop supply chains using Industry 4.0 technologies: A data-driven optimization approach towards the circular economy (Project led by Armin Jabbarzadeh) > Découvrir
  • Smart and Sustainable Spent Coffee Grounds (SCG) Management System: from waste to resources (Project led by Amin Chaabane) > Découvrir
  • Studies on the development of composite repair techniques through additive manufacturing for aerospace parts using circular manufacturing strategies (Project led by Lucas Hof) > Découvrir
  • Enabling circularity in energy systems: Design and development of an energy digital twin (Project led by Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi) > Découvrir
  • Moving away from single-use plastics – public policies and levers for a sustainable plastics circular economy (Project led by Sophie Bernard) > Découvrir
  • Supporting a circular economy approach in the sustainable leather and fur sector of Quebec (Project led by Andrée-Anne Hudon Thibeault)

13 Flagship Projects and Themes

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