Category Archives: Zero Waste

In the coming weeks we'll bring you the presentations that made the 2014 Zero Waste Conference such a success. Over 500 people participated, gaining insight into a wide variety of topics, from product design to disposal, and tackling the complexities that are part and parcel of facilitating the cultural shifts necessary to switch to a…

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All the presentations from the 2014 Zero Waste Conference (#ZWC2014), held Sept. 16 in Vancouver, BC are now available online. Go to Presentations and Videos on the 2014 Zero Waste Conference web page for the complete list. You can hear from internationally-known champions of the the move towards a circular economy and local leaders formulating the policies and programs that…

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The 2014 Zero Waste Conference (#ZWC2014) is just five days away, but you can still register to attend this important event. With an impressive line-up of speakers, compelling topics, and lots of opportunities to network and share knowledge, this is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a vital issue. Here's some of the speakers…

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Closed-loop. Cradle-to-Cradle. Industrial Sustainability. There's more than one name for the circular economy. But, whatever you call it, a zero waste approach to the manufacturing and consumption of the goods and services offers a new framework for continued prosperity in a changing world.  And as our planet gets smaller, resources scarcer, and the stakes higher, the circular economy may…

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Our oceans have become a dumping ground for plastic waste. Developing nations need economic opportunities with low barriers to entry. David Katz thinks he may have a solution for both issues.        Katz is one of the founders of The Plastic Bank - a new organization with a mandate to "to lead the movement…

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One of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Zero Waste Conference pushing for adoption of Circular Economy thought and action at one of the world’s largest electronics companies – Philips. There’s a good chance you’ve already used one of a Philips product today. Based in Amsterdam, they have three primary divisions focused in the areas…

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Carpet tile manufacturer Interface first came to wide public attention for its eco-friendly approach to business in the 2003 Canadian film The Corporation. In the documentary, company founder Ray C. Anderson outlined how a personal awakening to the nature of industry and its impact on the environment transformed his approach to running the company. Anderson…

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