Early Bird Registration is now open until July 2 for the 2019 Zero Waste Conference: Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy, October 30 â€“ 31 2019. Register Now
Metro Vancouverâ€™s Zero Waste Conference is back for its ninth year, connecting global thought leaders and celebrating the successes, innovations and fresh perspectives that are driving the transition to a Circular Economy.
Canadaâ€™s unique circular solutions are already making a global impact â€“ but how can Canada better integrate into the global circular economy? What does circular success look like for our economies and communities? How do we keep the momentum going?
These questions and more will be explored at the 2019 Zero Waste Conference, now recognized as one of North Americaâ€™s leading forum on waste prevention and the Circular Economy.
For nearly a decade, the conference and its participants have helped put Canada on the global Circular Economy map. But donâ€™t just take our word for it â€“ SITRA, Finlandâ€™s Innovation Fund, announced on June 5 that Canada will host the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum:
â€œWCEF is going to Canada because of the strong commitment from the government of Canada and leading enterprises for the circular economy,â€ says Mari Pantsar, SITRAâ€™s Director for the Carbon-neutral economy.
Canada has a highly educated, skilled and creative workforce who are increasingly concerned with protecting the environment. This is fertile ground for great circular initiatives to develop.
Canadian businesses and cities have developed a number of good circular solutions. These range from small, local initiatives to nationwide endeavours.
SITRAâ€™s announcement features Metro Vancouverâ€™s 2019 Zero Waste Conference and the National Zero Waste Council, an leadership initiative of Metro Vancouver:
â€œIt is an exciting time for the Circular Economy in Canada,â€ says Heather Schoemaker, Director of the National Zero Waste Council Secretariat.
â€œWe have zero waste grocery stores popping up around the country, such as NADA in Vancouver. There is a growth of local repair, reuse and sharing models and initiatives, like the Metro Vancouver Share, Repair Reuse network and Toronto Tool Library, which expanded to become Canadaâ€™s first Library of Things.
â€œLarge corporations like Walmart Canada and Ikea are making bold commitments on zero plastic waste and the Circular Economy. Many new businesses are making new products out of what was once waste materials, like ChopValue, a company collecting chopsticks and transforming them into new durable furniture and installations.â€
Now’s the time to be a part of the Canadian Circular Economy movement, and whether youâ€™re totally new to the concept or an industry veteran, the Zero Waste Conference strikes a balance between theory and action.
The 2019 Zero Waste Conference is your guide to the people, ideas and actions that are having the biggest impact.
Early Bird Registration is open until July 2, 2019.
Stay tuned to the ZWC Blog for conference updates as new speakers are announced.
2019 Zero Waste Conference:
MobilizingÂ for Success in the Circular Economy
October 30 â€“ 31, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place)