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October 28, 2021 | #ZWC21


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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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Note:  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Liboiron will not be appearing at #ZWC19. Did your last fish dinner come with a side of microplastics? Now that plastic particles are being detected in waters all over the world, it’s a concern we all need to take seriously. And for remote northern communities that rely on fishing,…

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THE FUTURE OF HOW WE BUILD Humans are endlessly creative, but one of our greatest shortcomings is that we build things that have no ability to adapt to changes in the environment. MIT Self-Assembly Lab’s architects, biologists and engineers have set out to change that. They're collaborating to revolutionize the way we build by inventing…

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Leave the earth better than you found it. That’s the philosophy driving Nature’s Path, North America’s largest organic breakfast company toward Zero Waste and the Circular Economy. Nature’s Path is a family-owned Canadian organic food company deeply committed to sustainability. Its certified organic cereal and snack products are sold in stores in 50 countries around…

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Disposable plastics continue to pollute the world’s water – but the good news is more and more people are talking about it. National Geographic raised the issue of oceans plastics to a global audience in its June 2018 edition, whose striking imagery, shocking statistics and urgent calls to action were impossible to ignore. It also…

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Plastic is everywhere. And no wonder – it’s versatile, durable and inexpensive. Unfortunately, little thought has historically been given as to what happens to plastic once it’s no longer in use, and as a result, we are now faced with the global crisis of plastic waste piling up on land and in our oceans. Recycling…

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What types of packaging are best for preventing food waste? That’s the big question driving new research from the National Zero Waste Council and Value Chain Management International. FOOD WASTE AND PACKAGING In recent years, there’s been a growing awareness about the staggering amount of food wasted around the globe, along with an explosion in…

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Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs – Submit your plastic waste solutions to the Canadian Innovation Showcase! Canadian Innovation Showcase Submission Application Plastic pollution. It’s on everyone’s mind nowadays, and for good reason. It’s an economic, environmental and aesthetic challenge that forces us to confront our global human legacy. The good news is that this challenge is…

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