Industrial Revolution 4.0

National Zero Waste Council
Workshop at GLOBE 201

How waste prevention can boost the bottom line and drive circular economy innovation

DATE: Friday March 4 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Center East, Room 11 (meeting room level)


Preventing waste is one of humanity’s most urgent issues, but also a powerful lever for change – with significant benefits for businesses, governments and citizens striving to boost sustainability and achieve ambitious climate goals. By convening coalitions of problem-solvers – policy-makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, inventors and designers – and rethinking our products and processes with waste prevention in mind, we can scale up innovative solutions in pursuit of a circular economy where materials and resources are kept in use for as long as possible and concepts such as durability, disassembly and sharing really count.


Moderated by Dagmar Timmer, Managing Director, On Earth and Co-Host, The Sustainable Region and Metro Vancouver Close Up and featuring Dr. Ilse Truernicht of MaRS Discovery District, Nicole Hagerman-Miller of Biomimicry 3.8, Nadine Gudz of Interface and Mayor Malcolm Brodie, the Chair of the National Zero Waste Council and Chair of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee, this interactive session will explore how waste prevention can power innovation and a reinvigorated economy in Canada and beyond. What are the opportunities and challenges? What innovations are needed to design waste out of our system? How can we support a culture of zero waste innovation and entrepreunership in Canada?

Join Canada's National Zero Waste Council to hear how waste prevention can power innovation and a reinvigorated economy in Canada and beyond.

(Registration to the Globe Conference is not required to attend this workshop.)

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