Author: Mikhael Metauro, Sr. Director of Sustainability and Organizational Effectiveness, Cascades Recovery +
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
This quote offers sage advice for bringing a zero waste and circular future to reality. The current linear economy is based on separate industries separating material flows and creating waste. The budding circular economy must be founded on working together and preventing waste as a collective.
As an industry leader in sustainability, Cascades is focused on driving true change—and we know we can’t do it alone. We believe in collaborating with our employees, customers and supply chain partners to develop solutions that create value while remaining community minded and maintaining positive interactions with the environment.
Challenging the status quo requires not just one bold voice, but many, and those voices can be found at the Zero Waste Conference. The event attracts stakeholders looking for new ways to continue to shape the industry and drive toward a future without waste. Conference delegates get the opportunity to join a community of like-minded individuals working to challenge the status quo.
The importance of collaboration is embedded throughout the 2022 Zero Waste Conference program. The Innovation and Investment panel explores how funding can support circular economy innovators with key players that are funding today’s emerging leaders. Living Labs: Scaling Circular Innovation in Cities and Regions highlights pilots that bring stakeholders across cities to experiment with new paths to circularity.
I am excited to share my experience with Cascades’ ongoing legacy for leadership and transformation on the Conversations in Circularity panel with other National Zero Waste Council Board members. Canadian businesses operate in a unique environment, which means we have a lot to learn from each other and our global counterparts. This session addresses these themes with a forward-thinking conversation on achieving a circular economy—together.
Join the Zero Waste Conference to take step towards a new future.