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A future without waste:
Resiliency, Prosperity, Carbon Neutrality: the Circular Economy Solution.
November 13, 2020 | #ZWC20


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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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One of the guest speakers at #ZWC2014 is one of the world’s foremost plastics recycling innovators. Mike Biddle, Founder and Director of MBA Polymers Inc., has dedicated himself to solving the central dilemma of plastic – why is so little recycled? The reason: sorting. Plastic is a valuable resource and all of it can theoretically be recycled and…

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Profitable Collaborations Across An Internet of Things Free energy. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction wishful thinking. But crowd-sourced green energy harvested from the buildings all around us could hold great promise. It’s at the core of Jeremy Rifkin’s ideas about the Internet of Things – something he considers a natural outgrowth of…

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Dayna Baumeister Co-founder and Keystone of Biomimicry 3.8 There's no waste in nature. It seems as though everything has a purpose, even in death. The decaying leaf fortifies the soil of the forest floor. The left-over carcass of a predator's kill sustains the carrion-eaters that come after. It's zero waste reality in action. But, nature's…

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  METRO VANCOUVER IS PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO ITS FOURTH ANNUAL ZERO WASTE CONFERENCE Businesses, governments and communities are stepping up and learning how to thrive in a rapidly changing, resource-constrained world. On September 16, join leaders, emerging innovators and practitioners as we explore new product and systems design, new materials, and new business…

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Let's have a look at some of the local and international experts and pioneers participating in this year's Zero Waste Conference. In honour of the themes of the conference -- Innovation in Design, Transformation in Business, and Collaboration for Systems Change -- we have invited many of the world's leading experts and visionaries to share their perspectives on how…

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Shifting dialogue and action on waste prevention and reduction Metro Vancouver is pleased to invite you to its fourth annual Zero Waste Conference With keynote speaker Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism. Engage with a global network of thought leaders, practitioners, and sector leaders…

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