Circular economy panel discussion now available on videoCircular economy panel discussion now available on video<div class="ExternalClass50FDCFF2077249B9B1AE86638D3B07B0"><p>​If you weren't one of the 200-plus delegates who packed a room for the last session of the Globe 2016 business summit in Vancouver on March 4<sup>th</sup><em>, you can </em><a href="" target="_blank"><em>watch it now</em></a><em> on the website of the National Zero Waste Council.</em></p><p>The delegates at the Council's panel discussion <em>Industrial Revolution 4.0: Scaling innovation to profit (and prevent waste) in the emerging circular economy</em> enjoyed a thought-provoking discussion by four innovators, moderated by Dagmar Timmer of One Earth Institute.  </p><p>Malcolm Brodie, Chair of the Council, and Mayor of the City of Richmond, began with an overview in which he noted that the prize awaiting companies and countries that realize the potential of circular economies – lower costs, greater efficiency and innovation -- will be worth trillions.</p><p>Nicole Hagerman-Miller, Managing Director, Biomimicry 3.8, said that "Nature had already done 3.8 billion years of R&D in the area of zero waste" and one only needs to look in the forest to learn the basics. For example, "build from the bottom up, create products that embody resiliency and using life-friendly chemistry."  </p><p>Nadine Gudz, Director, Sustainability Strategy, Interface, offered an example - her company's bestselling product - Entropy. The line of carpet tiles was inspired by the appearance of a forest floor so every tile is somewhat different in its design, yet similar enough to fit together nicely no matter how they are positioned. Interface now sources some of its nylon from abandoned fishing nets.  </p><p>Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, of Toronto's MaRS Discovery District, said the role of circular economy "poster children", such as Interface, Nike and Carbon Cure (based in Halifax, NS), cannot be underestimated. She added, though, that the big challenge is to scale up the circular economy discussion by convening all the key players – investors, businesses, regulators, etc. Only this will affect the systems change needed —and this is why cross-sectoral leadership initiatives such as the National Zero Waste Council are so important, she said.</p><p> </p><p><em>The National Zero Waste Council is a Canada-wide leadership initiative with a mission to act collaboratively with business, government and the community, at the national and international level, as an agent of change for waste prevention and reduction in the design, production and use of goods.</em></p></div>|#e04b455a-38c8-4b05-9905-86d5a97cd25d;L0|#0e04b455a-38c8-4b05-9905-86d5a97cd25d|Issue 19;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass7C8B9893F17248888BAB500B40526818"><p>​The National Zero Waste Council hosts thought-provoking panel on the circular economy at Globe 2016, now available online to watch.<br><br></p></div>0