We are pleased to announce program highlights for #RCBC 2015.
Wednesday May 6 - Afternoon Plenary: Keynote Speaker on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Marc Adams, Managing Director of the Interregional Packaging Commission (IRPC), Belgium.
Plenary: RCBC Workshop - Proactive Consultation on EPR
According to the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment Canada-Wide Action Plan, textile-related products should be the focus for new EPR programs after 2017, including carpets, clothing and mattresses. For RCBC 2015, delegates have the opportunity to be proactive and create a set of recommendations to inform those industries before their stewardship plan development process even starts. Working in small groups, delegates’ experience with existing EPR programs in BC will provide insight and suggestions to ensure these future programs have the information to get off to a great start. RCBC will consolidate the information, hold it in trust, and provide it to those agencies once formed.
Speakers to inform the workshop include Fabio Scaldaferri, Pacific Mattress Recycling, Amelia Ufford from Canadian Textile Recovery Effort (CTRE) and David Lawes from BC Used Oil management Association (BCUOMA).
Thursday May 7 - Morning Session Concurrent Sessions on Creating the Circular Economy
Stream One: Circular Economy Overview, Biological/Organics Stream
Plenary: Adapting to Circularity Models
Based on the information presented in a session just prior, delegates on Thursday morning will work in small groups designated to develop ideas in one or more of the following areas: New business models, adapt existing models, supportive public policy changes, complimentary systems changes, and web based platforms - that work towards the transition of a circular economy. Delegates will be assisted by a team of facilitators and have access to the speakers of the previous sessions who will be in the room as an information resource to workshop participants.
Thursday, May 7 - Afternoon Sessions
The groups that develop the best ideas in the previous session will get a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of Dragons who will acknowledge one group as the RCBC 2015 Dragons’ Den Champion. (prizes and all)
Plenary: Innovations on the Collection Side
Learn about a variety of new and interesting systems and technical developments on the collection and processing side of waste and recycling. Presentations to be announced.
Plenary: Illegal dumping
Learn about the challenges to combat illegal dumping and take the first steps towards developing a province-wide strategy. Presentations to be announced.
FRIDAY, May 8 – (under further development) Session One: Circular Economy Panelist – Delegate Discussion A facilitated interactive Q&A Dialogue
Session Two: Moira Gookstetter, RCBC - Developing Collaborative Networks.
And more to be announced..... Visit the Program Page for more details