Zero Waste Conference highlights thought-provoking ideas around circular economyZero Waste Conference highlights thought-provoking ideas around circular economy<div class="ExternalClass821447B3513F48B1AF79FC209BF7162B"><p>Hundreds of attendees converged at Metro Vancouver's 2019 Zero Waste Conference: <em>A Future Without Waste: Mobilizing for success in the circular economy</em>, this week.  Held <a>on October 30-31</a>, the conference builds on the work of Metro Vancouver's National Zero Waste Council and offered thought-provoking ideas around the circular economy, from the likes of Skylar Tibbits, founder of the Self-Assembly Lab, who shared his vision where buildings, products and machines are capable of self-assembly without robotic parts. And Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of Terracycle, who began with the challenge of recycling the "non-recyclable" but has now moved beyond recycling to a new zero-waste platform involving a coalition of major consumer brands.  </p><p>Jumpstarting innovation was highlighted as being essential to moving to circular models of production, along with designing out waste and creating regenerative systems, tackling food waste on a national scale, and the global awareness amplifying around the great challenges presented by plastic waste. The conference wrapped up today with an interactive closing session that brought together a diverse range of perspectives, and engaged conference participants, to assess the scale and opportunity of the challenge and the leadership needed to accelerate Canada's transition to a circular economy ahead of the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum and the 2020 Zero Waste Conference.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-zwc.jpg2019-10-31T07:00:00ZGP0|#a554aaf3-ced2-4881-88ac-9816e813669c;L0|#0a554aaf3-ced2-4881-88ac-9816e813669c|Issue 57;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass15AE3C6115B14B299729A28B7FDE15F2"><p>​Hundreds of attendees converged at the Zero Waste Conference: <em>A Future Without Waste: Mobilizing for success in the circular economy</em>, this week.  </p></div>0