Day 2 - May 31 Morning Session (subject to change)
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Registration Opens (Sponsored by Busch Systems)
Breakfast at RCBC Trade Show (Sponsored by Cascades Recovery)
Session Three: EPR-a- Licious Part 1; The Latest on BC’s Recipe for EPR
Teresa Conner and Bob McDonald, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Hear from senior analysts working on extended producer responsibility (EPR) in BC and the Ministry’s continuous work to improve Canada’s leading system in product stewardship.
Session Four: EPR-a- Licious Part 2; Menu Suggestions for Added Product Stewardship?
Veronica Bartlett, Morrison Hershfield; Andrew Doi, Metro Vancouver - Mattress Recycling
This presentation covers some of the challenges with the existing mattress recycling system and presents a case for the need of a provincial EPR program for end-of-life mattresses.
Wilbert Yang, Tetra Tech - Practical Waste Diversion Options in the North
Hear about decisions made in the north through examples of materials not covered by EPR programs and the challenges in developing and supporting markets for recyclables.
Simon Langer, Diabetes Canada; Dr. Calvin Lakhan, York University - Better Practices in Textile Reuse and Diversion for Municipalities
Learn about establishing collaborative partnerships that leverage each entity’s strengths, increases textile diversion, promotes reuse and public participation, reduces municipal landfill costs, and leads to greater social and environmental impact.
10:00 - 10:30 am
10:30- 12:00 pm
Nutrition & Refreshment Break at RCBC Trade Show (Sponsored by CESA)
Session Five: Recyclemania; What Comes Around, Goes Around . . . if you do it right.
(Sponsored by Tetra Tech)
Tamara Shulman, Tetra Tech - Success Stories & Lessons Learned from the ICI Sector
Learn how organizations such as YVR, Rogers Sugar, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, and Hyatt Hotels are taking steps to produce less waste and implement new programs to manage what’s left behind in a sustainable manner.
Sarah Miller, RecycleSmart Solutions - Enhancing Solid Waste Diversion in a Retail Environment
Hear tips on how to implement a successful management plan that addresses both the strategic and the tactical waste reduction goals of organizations operating in the retail sector.
Cinci Csere & Chris Arkell, Sea to Sky Removal - Deconstructing Construction Waste Program Summary
Get an overview of how construction companies can work smarter on-site by setting up and maintaining a sustainable construction waste management program. This will be handy for anyone preparing for EPR pertaining to construction, demolition, renovation or resource recovery.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch at RCBC Trade Show