Last Wednesday, Metro Van held its annual Zero Waste conference yesterday with the theme of ‘re-thinking our waste’.
The conference focused on 2 areas:
- Cradle to Cradle design and innovation for a circular, closed loop economy
- The problem of food waste, both ‘pre-consumer’ (i.e. food that expires or we throw out before it gets to our plates) and ‘post-consumer’ ( i.e. prep remnants, plate scraping and leftovers) for Metro’s 2015 food scrap bans in the landfill
Keynote speakers included Dame Ellen MacArthur Continue reading…
Last night, on the eve of Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference (www.metrovancouver.org/zwc) , the Board of Change (www.boardofchange.com ) hosted a Round Table conversation with the German chemist turned ‘Cradle to Cradle’ prophet, co-founder of EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (www.epea-hamburg.org), co-author of Re-making The Way We Make Things, and keynote speaker at Metro’s 2013 Zero Waste conference, Dr. Michael Braungart.
It was a close up conversation, with room for only 40 Board of Change members to attend. Continue reading…
People might be surprised to know that despite a 20+ year run on blue boxes and recycling programs in the Lower Mainland, statistics tell us that businesses and the commercial sector are still only diverting less than 50% of their waste.
This, despite the fact that Continue reading…
Business In Vancouver – Ask the experts: How do I establish a successful food scraps and recycling program at the office?
Tue Oct 1, 2013 12:01am PST
Ask the experts: How do I establish a successful food scraps and recycling program at the office?
Engagement and reward are keys to successful workplace recycling and composting programs Continue reading…