We are pleased to announce the program highlights for the 44th Annual RCBC Conference: A World Without Waste at the Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler BC from May 30-June 1, 2018.
Wednesday, May 30
Opening Tour: Whistler Reuse-It Centre and Regional Recycling Facility (limited to 80 spaces)
Session One: Re-Visioning Canada's Recycling Industries
In a don’t-miss opening session, industry thought leaders examine the opportunities present within international markets to control flow and process collected materials on a grander scale. They’ll openly discuss their ideas, concepts, and concerns, encouraging delegates to engage one another through impromptu discussions over the three days in an ongoing dialogue meant to explore possibilities and opportunities to lead.
Thursday, May 31
Session Two: EPR-a-Licious Part 1; The Latest on BC’s Recipe for EPR
Senior 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 for product stewardship.
Session Three: EPR-a-Licious Part 2; Some Menu Suggestions for Added Product Stewardship
Veronica Bartlett, Morrison Hershfield, & Paul Henderson, Metro Vancouver - Mattress Recycling
Lauren Quan, Tetra Tech - Practical Waste Diversion Options in the North
Beata Tymoszejko, Diabetes Canada - Better Practices in Textile Reuse and Diversion for Municipalities
Session Four: Recyclemania; What Comes Around, Goes Around . . . if you do it right.
Tamara Shulman, Tetra Tech & Jeremy Reid, EIT - Success Stories and Lessons Learned from the IC&I Sector
Sarah Miller, RecycleSmart Solutions - Enhancing Solid Waste Diversion in a Retail Environment
Cinci Csere, Sea to Sky Removal - Deconstructing Construction Waste Program Summary
Keynote Session: Reuse and Sharing Economies
David Van Seters, Sustainability Ventures
Session Five: Reuse-a-Palooza: Reuse & Repair; The Sharing Economy Part 1
Vanesa Timmer, Reuse and Repair Initiative
Chris Diplock, The Thingery
Angela Hamilton, Quupe, App Assisted Community Sharing
Session Six: Repair-a-Rama: Reuse & Repair; The Sharing Economy Part 2
Andrew W. Clendinneng, Furniture Bank – Your Used Furniture Will Change a Life
Mary-Em Waddington, BC Technology for Learning (BCTL) - Computers for Schools Program, Repairing and Reusing Technology for Learning
Cheryl Skribe, Whistler Community Services Society - Whistler’s Unique Re-Use-It and Re-Build-It Centres
Session Seven - Organomics; Food Waste
Nicki Casley & Nick Kiss, Bokashi Living - Retaining the value in your food "waste"
Julie Hordowick, Regional Municipality of York - Good Food Program
Friday, June 1
Session 8 - Communicate-athon; Communications, Public Education, & Engagement
Mark Rowlands & Cheryl-Dean Thompson, Global Enlightening Enterprise - Inspir-A-Change, A Positive Engagement Process
Mairi Welman, District of North Vancouver - Community Outreach and Engagement
Jennifer Pereira, Organization Fluent Motion Inc. - Engage & Educate with the "Powerful Story" Technique
Closing Session: Re-Visioning Canada’s Recycling Industries; The Takeaways
On the final day, industry thought leaders reconvene to share key points from discussions over the course of the conference. Re-engaging with delegates, they’ll ask for input to identify takeaways for everyone to consider as part of collective efforts to revitalize and re-imagine a new vision for Canada’s recycling and resource recovery sectors.
Canada's Longest Standing Recycling Council