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Special Globe 2014 Session - The National Zero Waste Council - Advancing Waste Prevention in Canada - March 28

by Metro Vancouver, posted on 3:50 PM, March 24, 2014

Special Globe 2014 Session

The National Zero Waste Council - Advancing a Waste Prevention and Reduction Agenda in Canada

Friday, March 28, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Vancouver Convention Centre)

The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), in collaboration with Metro Vancouver and GLOBE 2014, invites you to a Special Session at the Globe 2014 International Forum on Business and the Environment in Vancouver. To attend this free workshop, please register here for a Trade Fair Pass (choose “Buy Exposition Pass”, and on the Registration Type drop-down menu choose “Trade Fair Visitor”, and use Registration Code - visitzero – to waive fees).

Waste generation - ranging from food to packaging and beyond - is one of Canada's leading economic and environmental challenges facing cities and communities across the country. Canada's National Zero Waste Council is a new cross-sectoral leadership initiative tackling this challenge head on, driving forward a national waste prevention and reduction agenda by encouraging design and behavior change.

The Special Session at Globe offers an inside look at the Council; its activities since launching in October 2013, and a thought-provoking discussion on how businesses and governments in Canada, the UK and beyond are addressing concerns over waste; why, and when they see change happening; what the difficulties are in moving a waste prevention and circular economy agenda forward; and what creative and bold opportunities are upcoming that will help garner big wins in securing a world without waste.