Forum - Zero Waste Canada

Sun, Dec 3, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fireside Room

Representatives from Zero Waste Canada will talk about their programs including the Zero Waste Certification program.


Paolo Muir
With a Bachelors in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Environmental Protection & Management, Paolo’s vocation for Zero Waste began back in Capannori, Italy, the first European council to adhere to a Zero Waste policy. He is now working locally in Canada by bringing facilities onboard the Zero Waste Certification program offered by Zero Waste Canada. 
Connie Reichelsdorfer
As an active zero waste advocate, Connie Reichelsdorfer has joined Zero Waste Canada as Executive Director. She is helping the organization grow its programs and fundraising efforts. In addition, she is currently setting up the first chapter of Zero Waste Canada here in Vancouver BC. 
Jamie Kaminski

Jamie Kaminski started his career as a policy advisor with the Recycling Council of BC as a member of their policy committee for four years. He is now a director of Zero Waste Canada, the Canadian national affiliate of the Zero Waste International Alliance and General Manager for HSR Services. Jamie is the lead policy advisor for Zero Waste Canada, and sits on a number of environmental boards including the Zero Waste International Alliance, Recycle First Coalition. Jamie works with other policy advisors to create strong, practical, and enforceable policies that drive change towards Zero Waste. Most recently, he was the chair of both the Zero Waste Hierarchy working group which was in-charge of peer reviewing and updating the Zero Waste Hierarchy version 6.0, and the Zero Waste definition working group. He is a technical panel advisor for United Labs for their Zero Waste Certification Standards, and is working with Metro Vancouver as part of their Disposal Ban Effectiveness working group.

Jamie has moderated at the Zero Waste International Dialogue in Nanaimo BC, was a presenter at the California Resource Recycling Association in L.A. California, the Zero Waste Workshop in Baltimore N.J.  and the Zero Waste Dialogue in the cities of Quezon, and San Fernando in the Philippines.

Might we at UCV consider being “on the road” to Zero Waste? Come and find out what’s involved.

The Environment committee presents the forum on the first Sunday of each month. Details will be posted here when available.

from their website:

Immediate Benefits

  • Receive the Zero Waste Recognition Program Starter Kit
  • Includes one year Zero Waste Canada Business Membership

“On the Road to Zero Waste” Benefits

  • Have your company name listed on Zero Waste Canada’s website as a Facility that has met the pre-requisites and is now “On the Road to Zero Waste”.
  • Authorization to use the “On the Road to Zero Waste” badge on your website, stating your level of diversion.
  • Receive feedback and advice after your first three months, and use this as a guide for the final Certification Evaluation.
  • Receive assistance by a Zero Waste Canada Consultant to help with policy adoption and written criteria.


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