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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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ZWC19 Keynote Harald Friedl has a sobering message, straight from one of Europe’s leading Circular Economy think-tanks. Circle Economy, based in Amsterdam, is a social enterprise at the center of European's fast-evolving Circular Economy. They work to support individuals, companies and organisations through the development of practical and scalable solutions and campaigns. Recently, they’ve made…

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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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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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The eighth annual Zero Waste Conference promises to be the best one yet. We have a stellar line-up of speakers, sessions, and networking opportunities for you. Here's the vital information you need so you won't miss a thing.  Social Media 2018 Zero Waste Conference Twitter account @ZWCVancouver Metro Vancouver Twitter account @MetroVancouver National Zero Waste…

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Can the circular economy avert a climate and waste catastrophe? Not without the support of business and government. That's why we think the keynote discussion Transformational Leadership on the Journey to the Circular Economy on Day One of the Zero Waste Conference will be one of the most talked-about sessions of this year's event.  Circular Economy Leaders…

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2018 Zero Waste Conference Promo from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo. For our eighth year, we had to face facts. There was too much incredible work being done on zero waste and the circular economy. We couldn't fit it all into just one day. So we added another half-day of speakers, panelists, and presentations – to…

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We're just days away from the 8th annual Zero Waste Conference. Registration is filling up and anticipation is mounting for this year's event, which promises a thought-provoking mix of theory, action, and inspiration. One of the highlights of this year's event is an amazing line-up of speakers and panelists throughout the day and a half…

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