We invite you to come to Whistler and be inspired to make change or inspire others through your own vision of what can happen. Remember, it’s possibilities that crystalize to form our future realities. Help us build the realities of tomorrow this June..
General Schedule June 21 - Sessions begin at 1 p.m. June 22 - All day sessions and workshops / Gala Dinner and Awards June 23 - Half sessions and workshops, closing ceremonies at 12:00 p.m.
Detailed programs description and speaker bios will available on the RCBC 2017 Conference App.
Program Highlights (subject to change)
Wednesday, June 21 Session One: Illegal Dumping - Developing a Provincial Collaboration Alan Stanley, Kootenay Boundary Regional District Scott Kyle, Dillon Consulting (Speaker TBD), Metro Vancouver Plus a session roundtable
Thursday, June 22 Session Two: Product Stewardship and the Circular Economy Lucas Harris, MoE & Usman Valiante, Corporate Policy Group - Competition Model in EPR Mikhael Metauro, Cascades - Are We Going Circular or Just Going in Circles. Michael W. Zabaneh, Reclay StewardEdge, Canada - Moving Towards a Circular Economy – Why Businesses Must Prepare Now and How
Session Three: Circularity - Policies and Principles to Set the Stage for Circularity Sue Maxwell, Resort Municipality of Whister - Provincial-wide Zero Waste Strategy Elena Papakosta, Dell Inc - Design for Recycling Joe Hruska, CPIA - Circular Economy (CE) or Sustainable Materials Management Systems (SMM) - Why We Need Both for a More a Sustainable Society.
Session Four: Reuse Policies and Practices for Circularity Tonny Colyn, Salvation Army - Reuse (Speaker TBD) Metro Vancouver/National Zero Waste Council - C&D Policy Adam Corneil, Naturally Crafted – Deconstruction Wood Recovery Vanessa Cone, EAB Tool Company Inc. - A Business Case for Remanufacturing
Session Five: Textiles Recovery and Diversion Amelia Eleiter & Wes Baker, Debrand Services Inc.- Tackling Textile Waste at Home and Abroad Claudia Marsales, City of Markham - The City of Markham’s Innovative Textile Recycling Program Mary Forbes - Winter Jacket Re-Purposing
Friday, June 23 Session Six: Organics Diversion Tamara Shulman & Avery Gottfried, Tetra Tech Canada - Waste Composition: Sorting out Program Impacts Krzysztof Palka, Always Blu - Alternatives to Energy From Waste From Organics (Speaker TBD) National Zero Waste Council - National Food Waste Reduction Strategy
Session Seven: Communications, Messaging and Collaboration Rod Roodenburg, ION Design - Changing Behaviour by Delivering The Right Message Jennifer Pereira, Fluent Motion Inc. - Mastering Change Through Insanity: A Future Predictor of Success
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