National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP) – Canada

  • Contact Name:

    Timo Makinen
  • Job Title:

    Lead Practitioner
  • Email Address:
  • Phone Number:

    (604) 677-3126
  • Website:
  • Address:

    #90, 425 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3J7
  • Waste Reduction Associations


NISP Canada is a pilot of a national industrial symbiosis initiative. Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is based on a re-thinking of "waste". One entity's waste has been shown in many jurisdictions to be of value as another business's input. The redirection and repurposing of waste through IS can result in reduced waste volumes, improved resource efficiency, new lines of business, reduced transportation and disposal costs, reduced emissions, and other benefits. NISP Canada is a program run out of Vancouver's Light House Sustainable Building Centre.

Services Offered

Over the past decade, industrial symbiosis (IS) has successfully delivered significant environmental, economic and social benefits in 30 nations around the globe, including the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, South Africa, China, Brazil, and Australia. NISP Canada's two pilot regions are Greater Edmonton and Greater Vancouver.

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