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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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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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Recycling alone won’t solve the global plastic problem. Drowning in Plastic Packaging A new report from Oceana, an international charity focused on ocean conservation, warns that Canada is disproportionately contributing to the global plastic disaster. Although Canadians make up less than 0.5% of the global population, we consume 1.4% of all plastic produced, at an…

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Meet two of the innovative organizations making circular economy and biofabrication solutions mainstream. The pioneering work of Suzanne Lee, founder of Biofabricate and a keynote at the 2020 Zero Waste Conference,  as well as other early adopters in the field of bio-engineered materials continues to inspire entrepreneurs, scientists and brands worldwide to push the boundaries…

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It’s easy to take buildings for granted, but the structures we occupy every day actually have tremendous implications for climate change, waste management and the circular economy. An Urban Planet Currently, more than half of the human population lives in cities, and this is expected to reach 68% by 2050 – and this rapid growth…

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