This conference offers you an agenda to drive a Waste Free Ontario. With a balance of keynote speakers, discussion panels and group discussion you will leave the event ready to create a better circular economy and a waste free Ontario and world.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
|Time||Details||Speakers & Panelists|
|Help-Yourself Anytime Morning Refreshments|
|8:00am||Coffee, Registration & Exhibits|
|9:00am-9:15am||Welcome / Opening Plenary|
|MP, Simcoe County, Bruce Stanton
Mayor of the City of Orillia, Steve Clarke
Deputy Warden, Simcoe County, Terry Dowdall
-The Opening Speaker will provide an inspirational message on the background and outline the recently enacted Waste-Free Ontario Act legislation, with a preliminary discussion of a Circular Economy as referred to in the WFO Act.
|Minister of Environment and Climate Change, The Honourable Glenn Murray|
|10:00am-11:00am||Plenary: Creating the Circular Economy|
- This panel will describe and discuss the concept of a Circular Economy. Through this dialogue, you will learn that the challenge for creating the Circular Economy requires better business and environmental models to obtain greater value out of materials for both economical and environmental reasons. This new economic model requires innovative re-thinking on how products and packaging can be recycled back into new products.
|Dave Gordon, Senior Advisor, Waste Division, Association of Municipalities Ontario
Rob McCullough,Director of Solid Waste Management County of Simcoe
Wendy Ren, Director, Resource Recovery Policy Branch, Climate Change & Environmental Policy Division, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Ted Moroz, President of The Beer Store and Brewers Distributed Ltd.
|11:00am-11:45am||Moderated Q&A Discussion with Panel|
|11:45am-1:00pm||Lunch & Exhibits|
|1:00pm-1:30pm||Poster Presentations (with authors present) |
|1:30pm-2:30pm||Soil to Soil: Creating the Food Circular Economy|
- This panel will discuss how food and organic waste can be separated from the “waste stream” and be processed to become part of a circular economy. They will also educate the audience in practical solutions and technological advances and shed light on possible future developments in the field.
|Susan Antler, Executive Director, The Compost Council of Canada
Alex and Laura Cherubin,Owners, Shine Juice Bar and Cafe, Orillia
Avia Eek, Holland Marsh-Eek Farms, King Township
Meena Hassanali, Director, Industry Programs, Provision Coalition
|2:30pm-3:15pm||Moderated Q&A discussion|
|3:15pm-3:30pm||Refreshment Break and Exhibits|
|3:30pm-4:30pm||Group discussions with panelists from afternoon Plenary|
|5:30pm||Reception and Networking|
|6:30pm||Dinner and Keynote Speaker||Doug MacKenzie Mohr Author of the book, Fostering Sustainable Behaviour; An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing.|
Friday, June 16, 2017
|Time||Details||Keynote & Panelists|
|8:00am||Coffee & Exhibits|
|9:00am-10:00am|| Materials/manufacturing/Products Circular Economy|
- This panel will describe and discuss new manufacturing materials, processes and collection systems which can contribute to the creation/implementation of the new circular economy.
|Glenda Gies, Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority
Claudio Gemmiti, Senior VP, Innovation & Strategic Growth, Club Coffee LP
Sam Visaisouk, CEO, Tyromer Devulcanization Technology and Sustainability
Howard Waghorn, President, Hahn Plastics Ltd and Hahn Plastics (North America)
|10:00am-10:45am||Moderator Q&A Discussion|
|10:45am-11:15am||Refreshment Break & Exhibits|
|11:15am-12:15pm||Group Discussions with Plenary panelists|
|12:15pm||Lunch & Keynote |
- Providing a summary wrap up of the conference and an inspirational message to the conference attendees.
|Rod Muir, National Waste Diversion and Sustainability Chair, Sierra Club Canada Foundation|