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November 13, 2020 | #ZWC20


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When you order the latest gadget online you’re probably not thinking about the impacts on your local recycling system. But that’s something stewardship programs around the world are taking very seriously. EPR Paves the Way for a Circular Economy In a previous blog, we talked about how Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs can be key…

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In 2020, the Zero Waste Conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary and Canada will host the World Circular Economy Forum. Even though Canada’s unique circular solutions are already making a global impact, we still have a long way to go. The final sessions of the 2019 Zero Waste Conference will examine the vision and leadership…

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For decades, local governments have been stuck with the tasks of collecting and managing the packaging and paper products that businesses supply to consumers. But there’s a major sea change underway as businesses take more responsibility for their materials – and B.C. is leading the charge.  The Plastics Challenge “As consumers, governments, NGOs and businesses…

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The 2019 Zero Waste Conference is fast approaching! With an agenda stacked with entrepreneurs, experts and thought leaders, #ZWC19 is your opportunity to learn what the Circular Economy means for your sector and to meet the people making it happen. Here are 4 big reasons to be at this year’s Zero Waste Conference: 1. Practical…

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A new report paints a bright picture showing how the Circular Economy is one of the most promising ways to prevent catastrophic climate change – while reaping a host of economic, social and ecological benefits. Since 2010, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been one of the world’s leading voices for the transition to the circular…

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The 2019 Zero Waste Conference is pleased to welcome as keynote speakers two leading international pioneers in upcycling and the Circular Economy: Arthur Huang and Tom Szaky.  Taking Recycling to the Next Level When a material is recycled, the resulting product is usually of equal or lesser value than the original (compare for example, a…

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It’s time to take a hard look at society’s relationship with plastic – for better and for worse. What changes do we need to transform how we make, use, and recycle plastics, to ensure it remains in the economy and out of the environment? The Plastics Panel on Day 2 of the Zero Waste Conference…

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Why Cities Are So Important to the Circular Economy According to global consulting firm Accenture, the Circular Economy could generate $4.5 trillion of additional economic output by 2030, and the United Nations projects that by 2050, two thirds of us will live in cities. What steps do cities need to take to unlock the potential…

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Business Transformation at #ZWC19 The Circular Economy is shaking the foundations of 21st century commerce. For your business to succeed in this new world, you need a solid understanding of its core economic concepts and the potential opportunities in your sector. At the 2019 Zero Waste Conference, you’ll hear from and have networking opportunities with executives from…

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Are you ready to step up to the challenges of the Circularity Gap and Ocean Plastics? Zero Waste Conference Day 1 keynote speakers, Valerie Craig and Harald Friedl, are calling for leadership on the twin crises of rampant resource waste and ocean plastic pollution. These are daunting challenges – but they are surmountable. Day 1…

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