BDL is a private joint venture company owned by Labatt Breweries of Canada and Molson Breweries for the wholesale distribution of beer and the collection of returnable, refillable and recyclable beer containers within the four Western Canadian Provinces, as well as Northwest Territories and the Yukon. BDL operates nine distribution centers and four cross dock facilities in the Western provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia). These facilities serve licensed customers throughout the West and the northern Territories. Head Office is located in Calgary, Alberta.
Opening Reception Sponsor
The British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is a not-for-profit organization open to all brand-owners of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia. Headquartered in Chilliwack, BCUOMA aims to facilitate and increase the collection, management and recycling of used oil and used antifreeze materials in British Columbia. The used oil and antifreeze materials recycling program offers British Columbians an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution to dispose of used oil, used antifreeze, oil filters, as well as plastic oil and antifreeze containers.
Pre-Gala Reception Sponsor
Youth Award Sponsor
Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada. We ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner. Through our programs, we keep 100,000 metric tonnes of old electronics out of landfills each year. That’s roughly equivalent to 20,000 elephants. End-of-life electronics are dropped off at EPRA authorized collection sites, including drop-off centres, return-to-retail locations and at special collection events, in well over 2,000 locations across the country.
Thursday Lunch Sponsor
Est. in 1985, New West Gypsum Recycling was born from a need to recover and recycle gypsum wallboard production scrap and construction waste – we are one of the first companies to return waste materials back into a valuable resource. Our goal is that no gypsum material ever ends up in a landfill. Since there is no product degradation during the recycling process, gypsum is aninfinite re-use material. NWGR works with recycling associations, green building associations and governments to educate and bring awareness to industry stakeholders so that landfill does not have to be a choice for gypsum. The paper backing material is baled and re-used or repurposed, any post-consumer materials, like nails or screws, are culled from the gypsum recycling process and moved through separate recycling streams.
Gala Dinner Sponsor
Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Our mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated.
Thursday Breakfast Sponsor
ReGeneration is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship company, responsible for the efficient collection and safe disposal of paint, flammable liquids, domestic pesticides and gasoline. ReGeneration has devised, implemented, and led successful waste diversion programs across Canada and in the United States. We currently manage stewardship programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and PEI.
Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit society formed to manage BC's tire recycling program. The program collects an Advance Disposal Fee, commonly referred to as an eco fee, on the sale of every new tire. The fees are used to pay for transporting and recycling BC generated scrap tires ensuring that the tires are disposed of in environmentally responsible ways instead of ending up in our landfills.
Friday Breakfast Sponsor
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), is the national voice for plastics in Canada. With over 2,422 companies employing 76,530 workers, Canada’s $17.6 billion plastics industry is a sophisticated, multi-faceted sector encompassing plastic products manufacturing, machinery, moulds, and resins. The CPIA is a dynamic, member-driven organization dedicated to the growth of plastics businesses and helping the industry reach its full potential. We are an advocacy association, and we speak with one powerful voice.
Mobile Event App Sponsor
Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers. 2014 commemorated Call2Recycle’s 20th anniversary in battery collection and recycling. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 45 million kilograms (100 million pounds) of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established over 30,000 collection sites throughout Canada and the U.S. It is the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification.
Session 7 Sponsor
The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) was formed to respond to government and environmental issues relating to the efficient collection and safe disposal of unused or expired health products returned by the public in provinces having regulations requiring industry stewardship programs. The British Columbia Medications Return Program (BCMRP) is administered by HPSA and funded by brand-owners selling medications in British Columbia. This program provides the health products industries with a collective means of adhering to the requirements of the British Columbia Recycling Regulation. Through the BCMRP the public can return their post-consumer medications including all prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, natural health products, patches and inhalers for responsible disposal.
Speaker Gift Sponsor
Merlin Plastics is a processor of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic. We process PE film scrap (printed and non-printed), industrial injection moulded plastic pails, post-consumer blow moulding high density polyethylene (e.g., milk jug containers), as well as PET (e.g., soft drink containers) and some industrial scrap from commodity resin to engineering grade.
Recycle BC is a non-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout British Columbia.
Session 3 Sponsor
Tetra Tech is a values-based consulting engineering and sciences company with over 800 employees and 11 offices in Canada. Together with our sister Tetra Tech companies in Canada, we provide broad and integrated services with over 4,000 employees in 50 offices across Canada. Tetra Tech EBA serves both the public and private clients, focusing on the mining, energy, transportation and development market sectors in Canada and around the world.
Session 6 Sponsor
As Western Canada’s largest independent rendering company, we are a Vancouver-based, family owned and operated company that started over 50 years ago as a single butcher shop. Now we conduct operations in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Vancouver and Nanaimo, providing a necessary service to farms, feedlots, restaurants, supermarkets and processors of beef, pork, poultry, and fish. In total, we recycle about 1 billion pounds of raw material every year in Western Canada and help sustain our food industry.
Session 6 Sponsor