Zero Waste Conference 2015 - a future without wasteZero Waste Conference 2015 - a future without waste<div class="ExternalClass8E94E8D4E00D4B7E8C6A10C31C7FB989"><p>Over 500 people came out for Metro Vancouver's 5th annual Zero Waste Conference held Oct 29th, 2015. Presenters from around the globe delivered key insights into zero waste principles and the circular economy – offering a promising vision for the economy and environment. The morning key note Bill McDonough asked, “What if we made the goal not just to have zero (waste), or make the world less bad, but actually to do something that was positive?”.</p><p>For the first time, a satellite conference was hosted by the city of Toronto's Long Term Waste Management Strategy, in conjunction with the Metro Vancouver event. Delegates were able participate via a two-way livestream of the events. </p><p>Zero Waste Conference participants included 'start-ups', major corporations, and government. The presenters were equally diverse, ranging from big picture visionaries to leading edge entrepreneurs who are already embracing zero waste ambitions. </p><p>Malcolm Brodie, Metro Vancouver Director and Chair of the Zero Waste Committee and National Zero Waste Council left the audience with this call to action. “I would like to ask each and every one of us to rise to the challenge that was presented at the conference - to do everything possible realize <em>a Future Without Waste</em>. It is only through innovation and collective action that this goal can be fully realized.”</p><p>Next Zero Waste Conference is already in the works for 2016. Save the date, November 3, 2016. Stay tuned. </p>Read more at the <a href="" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Zero Waste blog</a> or at the <a href="" target="_blank">Zero Waste Conference webpage</a>.</div>|#100994a7-ccf5-41d6-898e-bf1437a726ba;L0|#0100994a7-ccf5-41d6-898e-bf1437a726ba|Issue 15;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass0F961F5365494B548FA48804ECB6113D"><p>Metro Vancouver's held the 5th annual Zero Waste Conference in October. Over 500 participants heard presenters from around the globe deliver key insights into zero waste principles and the circular economy. </p></div>0