What is The Relooping Fashion Initiative? From reloopingfashion.org:
Re-producing old cotton clothing into new material has been very challenging, because the worn-out fibers are too short to be spun into new thread. New cotton also needs to be added to each batch, making 100% post-consumer-waste textiles an impossible dream.
Until now. The Relooping Fashion Initiative not only maintains the quality of the re-produced fibers – it can actually improve it. The process uses new revolutionary technology that allows for virtually unlimited recycling of cellulose-based fabrics without the addition of any harmful chemicals or new material. This has dramatic positive impact to the environmental issues caused by the global textile industry today.
The closed-loop value chain maintains the value of the material, eliminates waste, and introduces a whole new line of sustainable future designs.
For more information visit the Relooping Fashion Website.
Thank you to the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) for once again sponsoring the #RCBC2016 Conference Event App.
Powered by Attendify, last year's app was a successful new feature for RCBC Conference delegates. It was used by over 130 delegates last year to access the vital conference information from the program schedule, speaker profiles, sponsor profiles, exhibitor profiles, delegate lists and up-to-date push notification updates.
It will be available for download in the coming months for iOS and Android devices. We look forward to connecting with all of you once again in Whistler this coming May.
Experts from Canada and the Netherlands discuss how to scale up circular economy activity in Canada. Replacing today's take-make-dispose economy with one that is restorative by design, the circular economy is gaining significant traction globally. RCBC CEO, Brock Macdonald is featured.
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.
Thank you to all the sponsors, speakers, and delegates who made #RCBC2015 a success. It was two and a half days of learning and networking in beautiful Whistler, BC. RCBC also thanks the Fairmont Château Whistler for hosting our event again this year.
To make #RCBC2016 event better, please take time to fill out these surveys to help us with next year's planning:
Welcome to #RCBC2015! To help you get acquainted with the start of our conference, here are some important Day 1 Reminders:
Network at the trade show! Located in Macdonald Ballroom DEF, the Refreshment & Nutrition Breaks (sponsored by Regeneration) and the Welcome Reception sponsored by (Brewers Distributors Limited) will both take place here. It will open at 12:00 p.m on Wednesday, May 6 and will remain open for the duration of the event.
Follow us on Twitter and check the timeline on the conference app for updates during the event. #RCBC2015 is the official conference hash tag - follow it for all latest conference happenings. You can also create a profile on the RCBC Conference Event app using your eventbrite order number. When you create a profile, you can post pictures, comments, and share your conference experience with other delegates.
Lunch and Dinner is on your own on Wednesday May 6. The Fairmont Whistler has a number of excellent lunch and dining options with the Mallard Lounge, Portobello, The Wildflower, and The Grill Room. You can also check out dining options in Whistler.
The conference registration desk in Macdonald Foyer opens on Wednesday, May 6th at 9:00 am and will remain open during presentation hours for the duration of the event. Feel free to pop by with any questions you may have. Pick up your delegate name tag here when you arrive.
Complimentary USB Drives courtesy of BC Technology for Learning Society is also available for pick-up at the registration desk for delegates.
All conference sessions will be in Macdonald Ballroom ABC. The trade show is located in Macdonald Ballroom DEF and the Foyer. Registration is sponsored by Blue Planet Recycling.
Just 5 days away until #RCBC2015 and the staff is working hard to get everything ready for all of you.
We'd like to remind you of a few things to make your #RCBC2015 as enjoyable as possible:
The conference registration desk in Macdonald Foyer opens on Wednesday, May 6th at 9:00 am and will remain open during presentation hours for the duration of the event. Located in the foyer, the registration desk is information central, so feel free to pop by with any questions you may have. Pick up your delegate name tag here when you arrive.
Bring your name badge at all conference events. This is also your ticket for the Gala Dinner and also if you have signed up for the Friday Take Home Lunch. At the back of your name tag is quick-guide schedule and your complimentary drink ticket(s).
All conference sessions will be in Macdonald Ballroom ABC. The trade show is located in Macdonald Ballroom DEF and the Foyer.
Check-in at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is 4:00 p.m. An earlier check-in can be requested by calling 1-604-938-8000. The hotel can also provide you with checked luggage service, freeing you to explore the area until your room is available.
Parking at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Underground self-parking at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort is currently available for $35.00 per night and Valet parking is $39.00 per night. Parking fees are subject to change. For additional parking options in Whistler,check this web page.
Meeting Room Internet Access
Internet access is also available in your room by entering the last name on the reservation and room number or via Fairmont President's Club Membership.
Discount Offer at Mallard Lounge
Present your RCBC Conference Name Badge and receive $2.00 off drinks at the Mallard Lounge.
Special Offer to the Fairmont Golf Club
Promo Code: RECYCLE
Booking Window: May 1-11, 2015
Vida Spa Discount Offer
When you check in to the hotel, you will also receive a $30 coupon for services at the Vida Spa. To book in advance, contact them at WhistlerInfo@vidaspas.com or at
1 800 401 4018.
There are various ways you can get to Whistler from the Lower Mainland:
Pacific Coach Lines 1-800-661-1725
Perimeter Whistler Express 1-877-317-7788
Greyhound Coach Lines 1-800-661-8747
Whistler Mountaineer 1-888-687-7245
HWY 99 Road Updates 1-604-775-1100
It looks like the weather will be clearing just in time for some beautiful days in Whistler. For the latest forecast info click here.
If you’ve got some spare time in Whistler, take full advantage of all that’s available. Activities, dining, and adventures abound – find yours.
If you haven't registered yet, you still have 2 weeks left to attend one of the most exciting programs we've put together. Here's some quick numbers on what you can expect for #RCBC2015.