Every year the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference features compelling keynote speakers, panels, and armchair discussions – sharing their insights regarding zero waste and the circular economy. In this video highlight from the 2016 conference, Tony Shumpert of Value Village offers a quick overview of the retailer’s approach and some of the findings they have made studying consumer attitudes towards textile recycling.
0:15 What is Value Village and what do they do
1:30 Impact of textile waste emerging and solutions being sought by companies and governments
2:20 Why reuse is currently the most critical method for textile recycling
3:00 The amount of textiles being consumed in the world
4:00 Value Village’s investment into awareness campaigns and what their research is teaching them about textile reuse and waste
6:00 Textiles as the second most polluting industry in the world and facts about water use.
The 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference will be held on Nov. 1, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s theme is A Circular Economy Within Reach. Stay up to date on the latest conference news as we finalize an exciting list of speakers, panels, and presentations. Subscribe to this blog (sign up window at right) for regular updates about the 2017 conference and informative highlights from last year’s event. If the shift to a circular economy and zero waste thinking is going to impact your sector, you need to stay informed. Metro Vancouver’s 2017 Zero Waste Conference on Nov. 1st is an event you don’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you! Register Now