Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs â€“ Submit your plastic waste solutions to the Canadian Innovation Showcase!
Plastic pollution. Itâ€™s on everyoneâ€™s mind nowadays, and for good reason. Itâ€™s an economic, environmental and aesthetic challenge that forces us to confront our global human legacy.
The good news is that this challenge is inspiring a worldwide creative surge in search of solutions.
Showcasing Canadaâ€™s Circular Economy Innovators
At last yearâ€™s Zero Waste Conference, they introduced the Canadian Innovation Showcase to highlight homegrown circular economy solutions, and featured the work of Bioastra Technologies, Pyrowave, Soapstand and Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD).
Canadian Innovation Showcase from the 2018 Zero Waste Conference
This year, the Canadian Innovation Showcase specifically targets plastics, and will look at waste prevention, innovative business models and new materials in three critical areas:
- Food Packaging
Innovations that prevent food loss and waste, decrease the need for packaging and lower GHG emissions.
- Textiles & Clothing
Innovations that prevent textiles from building up in landfills and keep plastic microfibres out of our oceans.
- Marine Plastics
Innovations in technology and business models that prevent plastics from entering marine environments.
Submissions will be judged on criteria based on lifecycle management principles, the G7 Ocean Plastics Charter and the National Zero Waste Councilâ€™s design principles for waste prevention and systems thinking.
Submissions are open from August 1 through September 20, 2019.
Think youâ€™ve got what it takes? Or know someone working in the plastics space? Weâ€™re calling on all Canadian entrepreneurs working on reducing plastic waste to submit their ideas and designs to the #ZWC19 Canadian Innovation Showcase now!
Whether youâ€™re totally new to the concept or an industry veteran, the Zero Waste Conference in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council strikes a balance between theory and action. The conference is your guide to the people, ideas and actions that are having the biggest impact.
2019 Zero Waste Conference:
Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy
October 30 â€“ 31, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place)