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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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We find ourselves amid uncertain times, and for those of us passionate about systems change and innovation, these are also times of great opportunity. But how exactly do we meet goals like advancing waste prevention and expanding the circular economy in the face of all this uncertainty? To help answer that question, we’re pleased to…

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Zero Waste Conference Returns for 2020 For the past 10 years, Metro Vancouver’s annual Zero Waste Conference has been at the forefront of Canada’s journey into the circular economy. This year, we are pleased to keep the engagement going online and with an in-person option for a limited number of participants (more to come). The…

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Official Conference App For this year’s Zero Waste Conference, we’re pleased to bring you an enhanced conference experience through Whova. This app allows you to view the event agenda, plan your schedule, connect with conference attendees and speakers, provide real-time feedback and receive updates from organizers. Simply download the free app on your Apple or…

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Metro Vancouver’s 9th annual Zero Waste Conference amplified the call for the Circular Economy with in-depth discussions on business transformation, plastics, circular cities, and Canada's future as a leader in an increasingly uncertain and resource-constrained global economy. The conference, which focused on “A future without waste: mobilizing for success in the circular economy,” sets the…

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Official Conference App For this year’s Zero Waste Conference, we’re pleased to bring you an enhanced conference experience through Whova. This app allows you to view the event agenda, plan your schedule, connect with conference attendees and speakers, provide real-time feedback and receive updates from organizers. Simply download the free app on your Apple or…

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Metro Vancouver’s ninth annual Zero Waste Conference is almost here! Online registration closes at 2:00 p.m. today – reserve your spot now! Register Online  The Zero Waste Conference attracts thought leaders from around the world highlighting Circular Economy success stories, waste prevention innovations, local and global perspectives as the shift to waste prevention and a…

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When you order the latest gadget online you’re probably not thinking about the impacts on your local recycling system. But that’s something stewardship programs around the world are taking very seriously. EPR Paves the Way for a Circular Economy In a previous blog, we talked about how Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs can be key…

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In 2020, the Zero Waste Conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary and Canada will host the World Circular Economy Forum. Even though Canada’s unique circular solutions are already making a global impact, we still have a long way to go. The final sessions of the 2019 Zero Waste Conference will examine the vision and leadership…

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