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2018
ZERO
WASTE
CONFERENCE

2018 ZERO
WASTE CONFERENCE

November 8 - 9, 2018

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waste prevention innovations /
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ZWC 2018 – A World Without Waste

The Journey to A Circular Economy


Zero waste, limitless possibilities

A global shift is underway. The goal? A new way of doing business and developing policy. An approach that eliminates the very concept of waste. It's called the 'Circular Economy.' By designing production and consumption systems that produce little or no waste, a circular economy keeps materials and products at their highest utility or value for as long as it is materially possible.

The circular economy offers the promise of a world where prosperity does not come at the cost of the environment. It is a bold vision for systems change, to rethink the way our current urban systems operate, but one that also has a strong and compelling business case. If you want to understand the circular economy, ensure long-term prosperity, resource sufficiency, economic viability, and wellbeing in urban centres, the 2018 Zero Waste Conference gives you an informed perspective.

ZWC 2018 offers global perspectives with a Canadian context

At Metro Vancouver's 2018 Zero Waste Conference (ZWC 2018), thought leaders from around the world will highlight the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum. You'll learn how Canadian businesses, communities, and governments can embrace and accelerate their transition to this new model. The 2018 Zero Waste Conference will explore topics such as:

  • Materials and Design Innovation
  • Business Model Transformation
  • Digital Technologies Enabling Change
  • Mindsets and Culture Change

Be inspired, gain new insights, join the conversation

The journey to a circular economy is one that holds great promise. But understanding the complexities of this shift demands a solid grasp of the key concepts that underpin zero waste thinking. You need to know which strategies and tactics are having the biggest impact in your sector. Come to ZWC 2018 to find those answers.

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ATTENDEES ARE CALLING THE 2017 METRO VANCOUVER ZERO WASTE CONFERENCE 'THE BEST YET'

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2017 Keynotes

Candy Coleman, Scientist & Retired NASA astronaut
Tristram Stuart, National Geographic Emerging Explorer & Founder of Toast Ale