Trash talk: Getting to zero waste

This workshop has been cancelled.


How close can our society get to zero waste? The problem of waste disposal is a serious concern for any community that aims for true economic and environmental sustainability. Taking to heart the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra, the zero waste movement is has developed clear principles that steer communities away from landfill initiatives to modern solutions for waste management.

This course will include a tour of a local Nanaimo waste management facility.
In this course, you will learn about:
  • The Nanaimo experience
  • New types of waste disposal
  • Long-term community planning for waste disposal
  • International best practices and policies

Suggested reading: The Zero Waste Solution by Paul Connett

Lunch is included in your conference fees. Please note that all workshops require a minimum of 20 participants.

Price for individual workshop: $95


Barbara Hetherington • Workshop presenter, "Trash Talk: Getting to Zero Waste"
Barb Hetherington with her partner Buddy Boyd run the award winning Gibsons Resource Recovery Center, that recently received the coveted Best Green Business Award from Small Business British Columbia. Barb is a long term Zero Waste advocate and waste reduction educator and introduced the Zero Waste store five years ago, Besides... Full profile
May 22, 2015 at 9:00am - 4pm
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