Dates Archives: THURSDAY, October 3
Moderator: Leah Seabrook (Strathcona County)
- Ruben Anderson – Behaviour Change and Compassionate Systems
- Usman Valiante (Cardwell Grove Inc.) – Circular Economy for Plastics
- Dr. Dianne Saxe (Saxe Facts / former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario) – Circular Economy and Climate Change
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.
Moderator: Rick Valdarchi (City of Calgary)
Anthony Rossi will be speaking about Loop (TerraCycle company), a global platform that enables consumer product companies and retailers to shift from a disposable supply chain to a durable one.
Moderator: Mortimer Capriles (Goodwill Industries of Alberta)
- Tonny Colyn (The Salvation Army Thrift Store-NRO)
- Odessa Ingarfield – Dissecting the Material World: the Micro and Macro Life Within Your Closet
- Paul Long (ANIÁN Clothing)
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.
Moderator: Jodi Tomchyshyn London (JTL Squared Consulting Inc.)
- Jason London and Councillor Peter Demong (City of Calgary) – Results of Alberta Baseline EPR Project
- Peter Hargreave (Policy Integrity) – Evolution of EPR in Ontario
- John Coyne (Unilever Canada)
Hear about baseline research done on Alberta’s recycling programs in consideration of EPR, as well as updates on EPR programs in other jurisdictions.
Moderator: Jeff Linton (BCMB)
- John Marshall (Statistics Canada) – Project to Improve Waste Statistics
- Paul Henderson (Metro Vancouver) – Measurement & Accountability in the Metro Vancouver Solid Waste System
- Mark Lozzi (PointChain Technology Inc) – Applying Point Chain to Waste
- Cherie Cohen – Accountability in the NGO Sector
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.