Category Archives: Circular Economy

Why Cities Are So Important to the Circular Economy According to global consulting firm Accenture, the Circular Economy could generate $4.5 trillion of additional economic output by 2030, and the United Nations projects that by 2050, two thirds of us will live in cities. What steps do cities need to take to unlock the potential…

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Are you ready to step up to the challenges of the Circularity Gap and Ocean Plastics? Zero Waste Conference Day 1 keynote speakers, Valerie Craig and Harald Friedl, are calling for leadership on the twin crises of rampant resource waste and ocean plastic pollution. These are daunting challenges – but they are surmountable. Day 1…

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THE FUTURE OF HOW WE BUILD Humans are endlessly creative, but one of our greatest shortcomings is that we build things that have no ability to adapt to changes in the environment. MIT Self-Assembly Lab’s architects, biologists and engineers have set out to change that. They're collaborating to revolutionize the way we build by inventing…

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Leave the earth better than you found it. That’s the philosophy driving Nature’s Path, North America’s largest organic breakfast company toward Zero Waste and the Circular Economy. Nature’s Path is a family-owned Canadian organic food company deeply committed to sustainability. Its certified organic cereal and snack products are sold in stores in 50 countries around…

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Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs – Submit your plastic waste solutions to the Canadian Innovation Showcase! Canadian Innovation Showcase Submission Application Plastic pollution. It’s on everyone’s mind nowadays, and for good reason. It’s an economic, environmental and aesthetic challenge that forces us to confront our global human legacy. The good news is that this challenge is…

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We’ve all been hearing a lot about the Circular Economy lately – but you’d be forgiven if you’re still a bit confused. The Circular Economy is an increasingly popular concept among governments and business leaders, is the subject of many TED Talks, international conferences, and is making news headlines around the world. It promises to…

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Circular Economy principles are at the core of the Finnish economic policy, because their government recognizes that both the competitiveness of their economy and the well-being of their people can no longer be based on unbridled use of natural resources. Circular solutions could provide Finland with €2 to 3 billion in added value annually. To…

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“Eliminating the idea of waste” is a basic concept of the Circular Economy. Here’s how one recycling innovator is making it mainstream. Based in New Jersey, and with 26 offices around the world, TerraCycle has turned the recycling industry on its head. Instead of relying on municipal curbside pickup, TerraCycle works directly with brands and…

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Arthur Huang blew our minds last year with his work at MINIWIZ. We’re thrilled to have him back as a keynote for ZWC19 to hear his latest upcycling adventures. Taiwan-born, Cornell-trained architect Arthur Huang is a pioneer of upcycling and the circular economy. Recently, his company MINIWIZ moved its headquarters to Singapore, a wealthy city-state…

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Early Bird Registration is now open until July 2 for the 2019 Zero Waste Conference: Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy, October 30 – 31 2019. Register Now Metro Vancouver’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…

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