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A panel discusses how rethinking design and manufacturing systems can shift the linear economy to a circular or cradle-to-cradle model. From dealing with disposable diapers to building a better framework for do-it-yourself  projects, this wide-ranging conversation explores the ways business goals and sustainability principles can work together to deliver new opportunities within a zero waste world. The panel…

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Alexa Kielty, Zero Waste Specialist for San Francisco reports on that City and County's Textile Initiative, which seeks to divert the 39 million pounds of textiles San Franciscans send to the landfill each year. Alexa Kielty opens her presentation on San Francisco’s zero waste textile initiative by highlighting the fact that waste crosses social and demographic…

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With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain management, and research and development, Sandy Rodger’s background leaves him well-placed to provide leadership and guidance in the shift to a zero-waste approach to the economy. His current position, as the lead for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Project Mainstream sees Rodger collaborating with the management consulting firm McKinsey…

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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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A big thank you to the over 500 people who participated in Metro Vancouver’s 2014 National Zero Waste Conference! Audience members heard from and engaged with global business, government and community leaders who are taking waste reduction head on. From how we design to how we manufacture, supply, trade, use and consume products, including the…

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Missed the #ZWC2014 registration deadline? No problem. We've just announced that the Zero Waste Conference will be livestreamed. Tune into the webcast at www.metrovancouver.org/zwc, tomorrrow,  September 16, starting at 8:30 a.m. If you wish to attend in person, on-site registration will be available by credit card or cheque.    

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“The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of energy and food is climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity…

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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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Fuelled by the success of its eponymous movie, Lego claimed the title of world's largest toy manufacturer last week. The company is also an industry leader in renewable energy and zero waste efforts.  But, like most businesses, LEGO still has room for progress when it comes to eco-friendly business practices. It's a challenge they are tackling head-on, with the…

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