Congratulations to Metro Vancouver, National Zero Waste Council for being a finalist in the Circular Economy Awards for Governments, Cities, and Regions. Cities from the United States, Belgium, South Africa, and Australia were also among the recognized cities. View all the all the nominees
The National Zero Waste Council, a Canadian leadership initiative, brings together government, business and community change agents to advance waste prevention. With efforts traditionally focused on ‘end-of-pipe’ waste management, the National Zero Waste Council is pioneering a shift upstream - calling for national action to address waste generation. By reframing the conversation, the Council is positioning waste prevention and the circular economy as an opportunity for innovation, job creation, competitiveness, and cost saving. Founded by Metro Vancouver in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Council is uniting local governments, including five of Canada’s largest metropolitan regions - Metro Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Edmonton – with key stakeholders, influencing change on a national scale.
Building upon the success of #RCBC2015, this year's conference will build on the knowledge and expertise gained by our delegates in discussing and learning about the circular economy. We have to collaborate to innovate if we’re going to make progress towards eliminating waste in BC. We are all going to have to work together. RCBC is doing its part to make that happen.
"Inspiring Circular Innovation: How to Plan for a Zero Waste Planet - Plan-It!" is the theme for #RCBC2016.
We're going to focus on the issues you care about, including ICI waste, illegal dumping, and depot operations through interactive workshops geared towards helping you develop practical strategies and solutions going forward. We're also going to focus on emerging issues such as managing the DLC waste streams and eliminating waste in the lifecycle of our most basic resource - food.
Organics are a great example of how quickly innovation can happen. Just a few short years ago, food waste was just another component in the solid waste stream. Now, diversion methods are developing into real innovations in the alternative and renewable energy sector. This happened because someone came up with an idea, shared the concept and its potential benefits with others, who then helped realize that vision through collaborative effort.
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 May.