A future without waste – conference boosts circular economyA future without waste – conference boosts circular economy<div class="ExternalClassF9D741A56ED8440D90BE39F455803B26"><p>Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman has seen planet Earth from a different perspective, having flown twice on the Space Shuttle and spent almost six months on the International Space Station.</p><p>Now, inspired by her experience, Coleman is turning her attention to global challenges and will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Zero Waste Conference on Nov. 1 in Vancouver. Drawing on her work with LAUNCH. ORG and LAUNCH NORDIC, Coleman will share her insights into a future where people from all over the world work together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.</p><p>In a circular economy, manufacturers consciously design products and packaging with sustainable materials that can be disassembled, repaired, reused and recycled.</p><p>This year’s conference will present important insights into how we adapt and set the course for a circular economy in Canada, and will feature five key areas of innovation: <em>plastics, textiles, food, circular cities and business innovation</em>.</p><p>Tristam Stuart, a National Geographic “emerging explore,” and founder of Toast Ale -- a beer launched in the UK in 2016 that is made using fresh, surplus bread – will be the afternoon keynote speaker at the conference. Stuart is an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food waste. His environmental campaigning organization, Feedback, has spread its work into dozens of countries worldwide to change society's attitude towards wasting food.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue35-zwc.jpg2017-09-29T07:00:00ZGP0|#910cbf3d-ad4b-48c1-8bf2-299ca0587371;L0|#0910cbf3d-ad4b-48c1-8bf2-299ca0587371|Issue 35;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassA5EB658E997C4777B5D4F4677B13AFC3"><p>​Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman will be the keynote speaker at this year's Zero Waste Conference on Nov. 1 in Vancouver.  This year's conference will present important insights into how we adapt and set the course for a circular economy in Canada, and will feature five key areas of innovation: <em>plastics, textiles, food, circular cities and business innovation. </em>Tristam Stuart, a National Geographic "emerging explore," and founder of Toast Ale -- a beer made using fresh, surplus bread – will be the afternoon keynote speaker at the conference.</p></div>0