Malcolm Brodie, Chair of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committe & Mayor of City of Richmond, will be giving an overview presentation at #RCBC2015 on the National Zero Waste Council on May 7.
The National Zero Waste Council is a cross-sector leadership initiative bringing together governments, businesses, and non-government organizations to advance a national waste prevention and reduction agenda in Canada. With a focus on influencing behaviour and improving product design and packaging, the National Zero Waste Council aims to unite efforts in waste prevention and drive a fundamental shift in our relationship with waste.
One of the focus areas of the National Zero Waste Council is the Circular Economy. Brock Macdonald, CEO, RCBC is one of the co-leads along with Christina Seidel of the Recycling Council of Alberta, in the the council's Circular Economy Working Group. The goal is to create an alliance of organizations in B.C. devoted to the establishment of a circular economy, and provide a template for which a similar process could be implemented across Canada.
Last January, the National Zero Waste Council hosted a Webinar on the Business Case for a Circular Economy showcasing recently completed circular economy case study findings.
Canada's Longest Standing Recycling Council