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Last chance to register and hear our renowned speakers The Zero Waste Conference is nearly here. Don’t miss your chance to join global thought leaders, business innovators, academics, scientists and government officials striving for a common goal – zero waste. Keynote Lineup This year’s keynote lineup offers insights on issues like the built environment, next…

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Everything you need to stay connected at the Zero Waste Conference We look forward to welcoming you Friday, November 13th to the 2020 Zero Waste Conference! The program begins at 8:30 a.m. PST. We encourage participants to sign in 15 minutes early to ensure stable connection and to learn how you can ask questions of…

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Meet the ‘Build Back Better’ Panelists The week of the Zero Waste Conference has finally arrived, and Metro Vancouver and the National Zero Waste Council are ready to welcome you to the landmark Build Back Better session. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of every Canadian and shone a spotlight on the vulnerabilities in…

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Michael Green is no stranger to innovation – as the Principal of Vancouver-based Michael Green Architecture, Green is acclaimed for his research, leadership, and advocacy in promoting the use of wood as well as new technologies and approaches for construction. We asked Michael Green why being part of the 2020 Zero Waste Conference is important…

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The 2020 Zero Waste Conference is just around the corner! If you are still on the fence about attending, here are our top five reasons to join us for the virtual conference on November 13, 2020. 1. Hear the Solutions-focused Ocean Plastics Session Solving a problem as pervasive as plastic pollution will take global collaboration…

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The Zero Waste Conference is renowned for inspiring keynotes – now meet our lineup of expert moderators. The 2020 Zero Waste Conference will look at everything from how we build our cities to what our clothes are made from, and will explore how we can enshrine resilience and equity values within the burgeoning circular economy.…

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Meet this year’s Circular Economy Innovators and Entrepreneurs.  Innovation and adaptability are hallmarks of human nature and the historical revolutions in science, agriculture and industry show us how just quickly and profoundly a paradigm shift can change our lives. Our challenge now is to re-examine our relationship with the material world and built environment to…

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Big problems require big solutions. The 2020 Zero Waste Conference brings together three influential leaders – each with a unique perspective – to a keynote conversation on solving the plastic pollution crisis. Walmart: A Retail Sea-Change The Zero Waste Conference is pleased to welcome Horacio Barbeito, President and CEO of Walmart Canada to the Solving…

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How do we compel producers to 'design the waste out' of the products we use every day? In recent months, consumer habits have shifted considerably as society has continued to grapple with COVID-19. More people are shopping online and use of single-use plastics, disposable personal protective equipment and surface wipes is on the rise. Despite…

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Wasteful ways are here by design. Meet one of the crusaders fighting to change the ways we design and build. Every item we use in our daily lives started the same way – as an idea in a designer’s mind. Unfortunately, decades of commercialism have resulted in products that are often designed to be short-lived,…

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