Zero Waste Conference

Zero Waste Conference

Zero Waste Conference

There is still time to register for this year’s Zero Waste Conference, which will take place on November 13.

This year we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Zero Waste Conference, taking place Friday, November 13 in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council. The look and feel of this years’ conference will be a little different, but no less dynamic or innovative as previous years.

The overarching theme for the conference is A Future Without Waste; this years’ sub-theme is Resiliency, Prosperity, Carbon Neutrality — the Circular Economy Solution.

The conference will open with a keynote by Beau Lotto, Director of the Lab of Misfits, who will speak to the power of creativity and innovation to respond to a rapidly changing world. Other keynotes include Suzanne Lee from Biofabricate, Architect Michael Green and Scientist Dr. Chelsea Rochman who, together with Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Horacio Barbeito, President & CEO of Walmart Canada, will engage in an armchair discussion on Solving the Plastics Challenge in One Generation — from Science to Solutions.

Included in the program is a session on “building back better”, the idea that instead of returning to the past we turn our head, minds and hands to building a new future — one that is circular in nature, designing out waste and pollution in the first place, keeping products and materials in continual cycles of use and reuse, and regenerating natural systems.

The conference will close with a keynote from Katie Treggiden, who will argue that when trash becomes treasure, a new space for restoring nature and re-invigorating communities is created.

You can view the program and learn about the speakers at