Is Your Industry Talking About the Circular Economy?

The 2018 Zero Waste Conference is the place to get answers

Circular Economy Questions? Dr Leyla Acaroglu will have interesting answers at #ZWC18

A Growing Trend with Huge Implications

It’s more than a business buzzword. The circular economy is very real, endorsed by governments, embraced by industry, and delivering new hope for green prosperity across the globe. Chances are people in your industry are talking about it and hoping to learn about it. On Nov 8 – 9, they can get the perspective they need in Vancouver, BC.

Presented by Metro Vancouver and the National Zero Waste Council, this established conference has become an annual destination for leaders from government and business. Researchers, innovators, and start-ups of all sizes also attend, bringing fresh ideas, revolutionary thinking, and opportunities to build valuable networks of forward-thinking colleagues.

2018 Zero Waste Conference Promo from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

This year we’ll be exploring how Canadian businesses, communities, and governments are embracing and accelerating their transition to this new model, with topics such as:

  • Materials and Design Innovation
  • Business Model Transformation
  • Technology Innovation
  • With a feature session on Food Waste and a Plastics Innovation Forum

A massive change is now underway. The 2018 Zero Waste Conference is a great opportunity to learn about the circular economy and meet the people making it happen. Succeed with the business, government, and advocacy leaders breaking new ground on the journey to a circular economy. Join us on November 8-9 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the 2018 Zero Waste Conference.

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2018 Zero Waste Conference at a Glance

What: 8th annual Zero Waste Conference – presented by Metro Vancouver in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council (#ZWC18)

Where: Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC

When: Nov. 8 – 9, 2018 (8am – 5pm Day 1, 8am – 1pm Day 2)

Who: The #ZWC18 keynote speakers are futurist Gerd Leonhard, designer Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, and circular economy expert Dr. Wayne Visser, along with Arthur Huang, Mari Pantsar, Iain Gulland, and Henk Snoeken. Other speakers and panelists at this year’s event include entrepreneurs, politicians, researchers, and activists – all of who are committed to zero waste principles, the adoption of the circular economy, and addressing the growing negative impacts of waste on our economy and environment.

Why: The staggering quantities of waste generated by our current take-make-dispose economic model is unsustainable. Within the circular economy framework, methods such as design for disassembly, up-cycling of waste materials, and innovative approaches to ownership combine with new technologies and materials to ‘close the loop’, ensuring materials are kept out of the waste stream wherever possible.

Endorsed by influential organizations such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Sitra, Zero Waste Scotland, Netherlands Circle Economy, McKinsey and Co, and Accenture, the circular economy is seen by many as a way to continue and expand the quality of life enjoyed on our planet, while living within the natural constraints of our resource and energy limitations.

Additional Information:

Zero Waste Conference (#ZWC18) website: http://www.zwc.ca/
#ZWC18 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZWCVancouver

National Zero Waste Council website: http://www.nzwc.ca/

Circular Economy Primer: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy

Zero Waste Conference (#ZWC18) website: http://www.zwc.ca/
#ZWC18 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZWCVancouver

National Zero Waste Council website: http://www.nzwc.ca/

Circular Economy Primer: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy

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