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Accelerating Circular Business Innovation in Canada

Americana, March 22, 2017


Hosted by the National Zero Waste Council, this session discussed how waste prevention can drive upstream circular economy activity in Canada with improved economic and environmental outcomes for all. 

Featuring the Council's Circular Economy Business Toolkit and Design Portfolio, panelists shared tips and insights for incorporating circular approaches into business strategy, design innovation and stakeholder engagement, and the role of governments in supporting this shift.

Discussions focused on how businesses operating in Canada can begin to pivot towards circularity – and what that can mean for delivering on climate and sustainability commitments.


Opening remarks provided by: Martin Héroux, Ville de Montréal

Opening presentation and moderation by: Christina Seidel, Board Member, National Zero Waste Council, and Executive Director, Recycling Council of Alberta

Opening Presentation


Panel Presentations:


Nadine Gudz

Nadine Gudz, Director of Sustainability Strategy, Interface and Board Member, National Zero Waste Council


Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainability, HP Canada


Circular Economy Case Study

Ryan Dyment

Ryan Dyment, Executive Director, Institute for a Resource-Based Economy (and Co-Founder of Canada’s first Sharing Depot)


Mikhael Metauro

Mikhael Metauro, National Business Development & Sales Strategist, Cascades Recovery +





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