Zero Waste Conference

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:

  1. Cradle to Cradle design and innovation for a circular, closed loop economy
  2. 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…

Trash Talk #11 – Dr Braungart

BoC Dr Braungart 2Last 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…

Ask the experts: How do I establish a successful food scraps and recycling program at the office?

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

Source: http://www.biv.com/article/20131001/BIV0115/310019952/0/SEARCH/Ask-the-experts:-How-do-I-establish-a-successful-food-scraps-and-recycling-program-at-the-office?

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…