Sea Change 2019

Dates Archives: THURSDAY, October 3

PLENARY SESSION: Riptide

Moderator: Leah Seabrook (Strathcona County)

This introductory high level session will look at the need to consider human behaviour in achieving environmental goals, and the opportunities offered by Circular Economy approaches, specifically regarding plastics.

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CONCURRENT SESSION: More than a Lifejacket – Textiles

Moderator: Mortimer Capriles (Goodwill Industries of Alberta)

In this age of fast fashion, textiles are an increasing component of the waste stream, representing a waste of valuable resources, and presenting a diversion challenge. This session will look into opportunities to channel these materials into valuable reuse and recycling options.

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CONCURRENT SESSION: Changing Tides, Rising Tides – Moving Towards EPR in Alberta

Moderator: Jodi Tomchyshyn London (JTL Squared Consulting Inc.)

Hear about baseline research done on Alberta’s recycling programs in consideration of EPR, as well as updates on EPR programs in other jurisdictions.

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CONCURRENT SESSION: One Fish, Two Fish – Enhancing Accountability and Measurement

Moderator: Jeff Linton (BCMB)

Measurement is critical to the success of any waste diversion program. This session looks at approaches such as Block Chain that offer opportunities to enhance accountability.

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