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November 13, 2020 | #ZWC20


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We welcome The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson to the solutions-focused Ocean Plastics session. The Zero Waste Conference is pleased to welcome The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, to the Keynote Conversation in the Solving the Plastics Challenge in One Generation session. CANADIAN LEADERSHIP ON PLASTIC POLLUTION The Government of Canada made…

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Recycling alone won’t solve the global plastic problem. Drowning in Plastic Packaging A new report from Oceana, an international charity focused on ocean conservation, warns that Canada is disproportionately contributing to the global plastic disaster. Although Canadians make up less than 0.5% of the global population, we consume 1.4% of all plastic produced, at an…

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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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The 2020 Zero Waste Conference is pleased to welcome leading ocean plastics researcher Dr. Chelsea Rochman, Scientific Advisor to Ocean Conservancy and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, as a keynote. New Plastics Waste Research This week, the journal Science published a new study from Dr. Chelsea Rochman’s team that shows that plastics waste is…

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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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If you’re looking for a practical example of the circular economy in action, you need look no further than Vancouver-based ChopValue. Having achieved commercial success and “carbon negative” status, ChopValue is now boldly expanding across North America. Read on to find out how. Leading Circular Innovation, One Chopstick at a Time The Zero Waste Conference…

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Suzanne Lee was once an up-and-coming fashion designer. Now she’s revolutionizing the fashion world from the ground up. The Zero Waste Conference welcomes Suzanne Lee, material innovator and founder of Biofabricate, as morning Keynote for the “Next Generation Materials” session. In Metro Vancouver and around the world, textiles are one of the fastest growing categories…

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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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