All the presentations from the 2014 Zero Waste Conference (#ZWC2014), held Sept. 16 in Vancouver, BC are now available online. Go toÂ Presentations and VideosÂ on the 2014 Zero Waste Conference web page for the complete list. You can hear fromÂ internationally-knownÂ champions of theÂ the move towards a circular economy and local leaders formulating the policies and programs that turn big ambitions into real world results.
Some of the highlights include:
Jeremy Rifkin’s keynote speech explainingÂ how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.
Dayna Baumeister’s primer on Biomimicry 3.8 describing how we can look to nature for inspiration for new inventions and learn to live in harmony on earth by emulating how nature works. It’s not really technology or biology; itâ€™s the technology of biology.
From the ‘Textiles in Focus’ sessions,Â Mark Trotzuk, President of Boardroom Eco Apparel speaks to his company’s journey in adopting a more sustainable approach to garment manufacturing and extended producer responsibility for the corporate promotional industry and uniforms market.
Our ‘Plastics in Focus’ panel tackles the ubiquitious material, discussing the reality that aÂ significant volume of plastic is recovered and recycled every year â€“ but the vast majority still remains in the garbage, or becomes litter in our communities and a toxic health hazard in our waterways.
To find out how Canada is taking a cross-country approach to zero waste, check out theÂ presentation Advancing Waste Prevention Nationally. The National Zero Waste Council is a cross-sector leadership initiative bringing together governments, businesses and non-government organizations to advance a waste prevention agenda in Canada.
And don’t miss the conference wrap-up and closing remarks for a great overview of the entire event.
These videos are a great resource for anyone who couldn’t attend the conference and an ideal way to for those who did attend to review their favourite presentations. They are also an effective means of sharing knowledge with your colleagues. Visit the Zero Waste Conference home pageÂ for a complete list.