The National Zero Waste Council is governed by a Management Board, with staff and administrative support provided by a Secretariat. The Council uses member-led working groups to collaboratively advance projects in support of its vision and mission.

​Chair & Vice Chair



City of Richmond1City of RichmondMalcolmBrodieChair<div class="ExternalClass3BD795D5A7C54C13B52E0AB70241059C"><p><strong>Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council </strong></p><p>Malcolm Brodie has been a Board Director and Chair of the National Zero Waste Council since its inception in October 2013. He has also been a member of Council for the City of Richmond since 1996, and following a by-election, he was sworn in as Mayor on October 29, 2001. Mayor Brodie was re-elected on November 16, 2002, November 19, 2005, November 15, 2008, November 19, 2011, and November 15, 2014.</p><p>Malcolm Brodie has been appointed by his Council to the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver and he currently is the Chair of the Zero Waste Committee and also serves on the Intergovernmental & Finance Committee, the Mayors' Committee, the Performance & Procurement Committee, and the Federal Gas Tax Task Force. He represents Metro Vancouver on the Municipal Finance Authority, and in 2015, was elected as Chair. </p><p>Before election to Council, Mayor Brodie was a practicing lawyer and had a long record of service to Richmond in the volunteer community. </p></div>, Malcolm Brodie
Packaging Consortium (PAC)26Packaging Consortium (PAC)JamesDownhamVice Chair,

Management Board

Executive leadership responsible for the Council’s strategic development, business planning and operations.



Ocean Wise/Vancouver Aquarium19Ocean Wise/Vancouver AquariumAlexisEsseltine ScoonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass83BE6A28F81C4FE1A5A6363D7E8ABB89"><p>​Alexis Scoon joined Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium an Ocean Wise initiative nearly 3 years ago. She is charged with greening the Aquarium's operations, leading the organization's ISO14001 Environmental Management System, embedding a culture of sustainability, and driving change that supports a flourishing ocean. Prior to joining the Aquarium, Alexis worked as an Environmental Auditor in California, a Sustainability Manager in the commercial furniture industry in Toronto, and a Production Manager for Maclean's and Chatelaine magazines. Alexis holds a Bachelor of Technology from Ryerson University, a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, and is a Clean 50 Emerging Leader Award Winner for outstanding contributions to clean capitalism in Canada. </p></div>, Alexis Esseltine Scoon
Solid Waste Association of North America12Solid Waste Association of North AmericaAlidaKuschManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7BA9B15A00274F40ACDFB3D19AEE668F"><p>​<strong>Associate, Dillon Consulting Limited and Vice President, Pacific Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)</strong></p><p>With over 10 years consulting experience, Alida has been engaged on national projects with experience in solid waste management master plans, waste diversion and reduction program development and implementation, waste system planning, behavioural change programs, stakeholder engagement and consultation, and the provision of strategic advice and technical assistance on the implementation of various programs.</p><p>Alida is based in Vancouver, BC and holds a Dipl T. in Chemical Engineering, a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a MA in Environmental Education and Communication and sits on the Connecting Environmental Professionals Vancouver Board.</p></div>, Alida Kusch
Recycling Council of British Columbia 5Recycling Council of British Columbia BrockMacdonaldManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassC0C6824558994CDFA67E5FD4677179F7"><p><strong>CEO, Recycling Council of British Columbia </strong></p><p>Brock Macdonald joined the Recycling Council of British Columbia as Communications Director in 2004 and was appointed CEO in 2006. From 2000 to 2004 he was communications manager for Product Care; B.C.’s first regulated industry stewardship agency. He currently vice-chairs the National Zero Waste Council, co-leads its circular economy working group, and sits on a range of boards and stewardship agency advisory committees. Brock is a former educator and journalist whose business experience extends from software and manufacturing to sports and entertainment. His current focus is in developing a network of support for a sustainable circular economy in Canada. He holds a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Communications from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.</p></div>, Brock Macdonald
Provision Coalition8Provision CoalitionCherMereweatherManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassCAA9415705714D72B96EDAED376F91E2"><p><strong>​</strong><strong>Executive Director, Provision Coalition </strong></p><p>​Cher is one of Canada's leaders in food manufacturing sustainability. As Executive Director of Provision Coalition, an organization she founded with the country's top food and beverage professional associations, Cher works directly with manufacturers to transform their business culture and operations. An advocate for change and a passionate spokesperson, Cher has dedicated her career to advancing sustainability concepts within the Canadian food industry and sustainability solutions at the firm level. Most recently, Cher has sharpened Provision's focus on the reduction of food loss and waste, responsible sourcing and climate change mitigation, by developing innovative technologies and on-line tools that will modernize facility processing. </p><p>Cher's career has included time with the Guelph Food Technology Centre where she established and directed the Sustainability Consulting Business Unit, and executive positions in environmental economics and policy with the Canadian agri-food think tank, the George Morris Centre. Cher holds a Bachelor and Master's degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. Cher has also been awarded the Canadian Grocer Generation Next award for her leadership, innovation and excellence in sustainability within the food and beverage industry.</p></div>, Cher Mereweather
Stuart Olson38Stuart OlsonClintUndsethManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass244E1C98915340668D050115AF821B68"><p>Clint is the VP of Innovation at Stuart Olson Construction. He is an innovative leader with 30 years of experience in the construction and technology industries, ranging from design and strategy to policy for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Throughout his career, he has provided strategic and tactical advice to boards and organizations focused on accelerating innovation. Stuart Olson’s vision of the future is one where buildings are intelligently connected, environmentally proud, financially justified and healthy. Leading the innovation team at Stuart Olson, Clint and his group have developed a deep repository of technical expertise and embrace the culture of innovation.</p></div>, Clint Undseth
BC Bottle and Recycling Depot Association6BC Bottle and Recycling Depot AssociationCorinneAtwoodManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass38CE324E1558449CB5BFEA410129F803"><p><strong>​Executive Director, BC Bottle and Recycling Depot Association</strong></p><p>Corinne has been the Executive Director of the BC Bottle and Recycling Depot Association for over 8 years. Prior to that she worked in community development as an Enterprise Facilitator and with Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)</p><p>Corinne holds the CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation as awarded by the Canadian Society of Association Executive (CSAE). She is also a certified Recycling System Manager as awarded by SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) and a certified Sirolli Enterprise Facilitator as awarded by the Sirolli Institute.<br>Corinne is currently a Director and Immediate Past President of the Canadian Society of Association Executives BC Chapter (CSAE-BC), Board of Variance Committee Member Corporation of Delta and Committee Member Vancity Community Advisory Committee (Surrey). Past awards and recognitions include CSAE-BC ACE (Association Cornerstone of Excellence) awards, COBE Award for Business Person of the Year New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and BIABC Best in the West Award for Best Economic Development Project.<br>Corinne has participated as a volunteer on a variety of boards and committees that have benefited community theatre, schools, environmental issues and animal welfare.</p></div>, Corinne Atwood
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters28Canadian Manufacturers & ExportersDavidFungManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass941010450086424CB36606FC69A86F9B"><p>Dr. Fung is Chairman and CEO of the ACDEG Group, a global technology integrator. He has founded or co-founded over 30 business ventures/corporations in in North America, Europe and Asia. He is the Chancellor of Capilano University of BC and a venture advisor of Cycle Capital Management Inc. of Montreal, one of the largest Clean Tech venture funds in Canada. Dr. Fung is a member of the national boards of directors of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada China Business Council, Canadian Standards Association Group, Canadian Green Chemistry & Engineering Network and National Zero Waste Council. His operating experience includes Research Manager of C-I-L Inc., one of the largest chemical companies in Canada, President of Chemetics International Company, a global engineering and proprietary equipment company with five divisions on four continents and chemical plant projects on six continents, a Canadian-Swedish joint venture with Ekman AB, one of the largest pulp & paper traders in the world, a Canadian German joint venture with DSD Green Dot on packaging waste recycling in East Asia and a Shanghai based Sino-Canadian waste-gas-fuelled power plant joint venture - one of the most successful Canadian initiated investments in China. He has presented invited guest lectures in 30 universities in Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico. His current business ventures include the application of disruptive technologies in sustainable aquaculture and water ecology in the Americas, Europe and Asia.</p><p>Dr. Fung obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. in chemical engineering from McGill University and his Chartered Director from Directors College (McMaster University and Conference Board of Canada). He was awarded the Canadian Asian of the Year (Business and Public Service) in 2009 by Asia Network Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 by the Governor General of Canada and the Honorary Doctor of Law degree in 2014 by Capilano University.</p></div>, David Fung
Lafarge Canada32Lafarge CanadaDavidRedfernManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassAE0A39FB0AA14AD9A2BF8FBBCA5FC537"><p>With twenty years' experience in over twenty different countries, David brings a wide-ranging and international mindset to construction materials.  He has a unique blend of operational execution with functional expertise in operating model development, strategic assessment, supply chain management, industrial marketing and product development. He is a recent signatory to the Minerva Foundation's CEO pledge to support progress toward diversity.</p><p>As the building materials industry leader, LafargeHolcim has a responsibility, the scale and the geographic footprint to enable widespread, positive, global and local change in the construction sector.  With our Sustainability 2030 Plan, we are turning this value into commitments to our partners and our communities.</p></div>, David Redfern
Head of Business Development, BASF Canada 27Head of Business Development, BASF Canada IreneYangManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass37AD63E600FA4284A9A4DE8BC3593AFC"><p style="text-align:left;">​Irene Yang heads up BASF Canada's Growth Team, with full oversight and responsibility of BASF Canada's growth plan and implementation strategy, which includes driving new business leads and providing support to BASF's business units with local sales and marketing presence.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Prior to joining BASF Canada, Irene worked for BASF in Asia Pacific and U.S., leading strategic, sales and marketing projects with country and business unit executives. Prior to BASF, Irene was Director of Product Management and Strategic Partnerships in technology firms, and a consultant with McKinsey & Company.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Irene holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering & Management degree from McMaster University, and an MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from MIT.  Irene serves as a member of the Canadian Leadership Team and a spokesperson for BASF businesses in Canada.</p></div>, Irene Yang
City of Markham29City of MarkhamJackHeathManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass30FA0342D2ED47BBBE9D63695E4591EB"><p>​Jack Heath has been Deputy Mayor of the City of Markham since 2008. He was first elected in 1997 as a Local Councillor and then a York Region Councillor in 2003.  </p><p>Jack currently serves as the Chair of Markham's Waste Diversion Subcommittee, Chair of Housing York Inc., Chair of Markham District Energy Inc., and a Board member of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  He is also Chair of Markham's Finance and Administration Committee.  He brought clear bags to Markham in 2013 which has driven the city's diversion rate up to 81%; his committee is presently preparing a textile ban for 2017.  </p></div>, Jack Heath
Surrey Board of Trade35Surrey Board of TradeJayRaoManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7DD05151C5C64012A1D53719E74B37BE"><p>​Jay Rao, P.Eng., CSAP is the chair of the environment committee of the Surrey Board of Trade and has been leading the team since 2011. He is a third term Director of the Surrey Board of Trade. He is the Manager of Environmental Services -Western Canada with EXP Services Inc., a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting company within North America. He has nineteen years of civil/environmental engineering experience. He specializes in investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, waste treatment and management. He is also a Ministry of Environment Approved Professional for the remediation of contaminated sites. He has been deeply involved with the environmental industry within BC since 2001. Through the Surrey Board of Trade's environment team, he has focussed on developing positions related to waste management, waste reduction and circular economies. More importantly, he is passionate about environmental sustainability and believes that "Zero Waste" is achievable if all stakeholders are committed to this vision.</p> </div>, Jay Rao
SymbiAudit Inc.17SymbiAudit Inc.JulianRadleinManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass918955817FF447AB959C11BA53901E35"><p><strong>Co-Founder and Director, SymbiAudit Inc.</strong>​</p><p>Julian Radlein is Co-Founder and Director of SymbiAudit Inc, a holding company overseeing biomass conversion and sustainable procurement assets, and Evergreen Sports Programming Ltd, a management consultancy that help organizations improve profitability by integrating environmental decision-making into their business model.</p><p>Julian has been a consultant in industrial impact mitigation for over 10 years and a management consultant for 8 of those years. He specializes in the use of statistical chemistry, appreciative inquiry, organizational benchmarking, and environmental economic analysis to develop and implement sustainability-related programs. His leadership skills stem from 5 years as a professional football player in the Canadian Football League where he was a team captain and CFLPA All-Star. </p><p>Prior to management consulting, Julian worked in research chemistry where his efforts resulted in the identification of a novel acid catalyst for continuous-flow biodiesel production. Julian has an interdisciplinary degree (B.A. IDST) from the University of British Columbia, with a focus in both physical chemistry and communications. </p></div>, Julian Radlein
Retail Council of Canada34Retail Council of CanadaJulieDicksonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass9709A57CBF5949D7A2ADEFAC2F3F2E3B"><p>With more than 25 years of business management, strategy development and integrated marketing communications experience to her credit, Julie Dickson is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of success across a number of sectors and disciplines.</p><p>Today, as the Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Services for Save-On-Foods and the Overwaitea Food Group, Julie holds responsibility for public affairs, corporate responsibility, government and industry relations and strategic planning for sustainability and environmental leadership projects at Canada's largest privately-held Western-based retail grocery chain. </p><p>Currently, in addition to participating in a wide range of food industry initiatives and cross-sectoral projects, Julie is the co-chair of the Multi-Material Stewardship Western Advisory Committee; a member of the board of directors of Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and a member of the board of directors of Canada’s National Zero Waste Council. She has acted as OFG’s official company spokesperson and has been a member of OFG’s Emergency Response and Business Continuity Team for over a decade. </p><p>An accomplished presenter and accredited adult educator, Julie is a long-standing member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). She has developed content for and hosted lectures, workshops, seminars and university courses on a host of topics including community engagement, communications strategy, reputation management, business management and social media. </p></div>, Julie Dickson
BC Ministry of Environment16BC Ministry of EnvironmentKrisOrdManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass2D806856BF734DBB82123F56A03D8CF7"><p> <strong>​Executive Director for Environmental Standards Branch, Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy</strong></p><p>Kris Ord is the Executive Director of the Environmental Standards Branch in the Environmental Protection Division of the BC Ministry of Environment. The Branch delivers innovative regulatory and non-regulatory strategies for pollution prevention in relation to: Air Quality; Water Quality; Solid and Liquid Waste Policy; Pesticide Use; Industrial Operations; and the Built Environment.</p><p>Kris has worked in the area of environmental protection policy and legislation for over 20 years. She has undertaken major legislative renewal projects, developed and amended several regulations, implemented programs and provided leadership over a wide spectrum of topics including: Extended Producer Responsibility; Solid and Liquid Waste Management Planning; Organics Management; and Industrial Discharges.</p></div>, Kris Ord
Second Harvest11Second HarvestLoriNikkelManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassBF1AF74A2F9244E49C9F2CB31A1950C1"><p>​​Lori is a vocal and passionate champion of environmental and social justice issues related to food and is sought after for her expertise internationally.</p><p>Lori advised on the development of the provincial Food and Organic Waste Framework with the Ministry of Environment and Conservation and Parks and is the Co-chair of the Food Working Group at the National Zero Waste Council – a leadership initiative that brings together governments, businesses and organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada. </p><p>As CEO for Second Harvest - Canada’s largest Foodrescue organization- she ensures that over 12 million lbs of nutrient dense surplus food is diverted to social service agencies. Her current project is <a href=""></a>, a web-based platform that takes a local and technology approach to rescuing and delivering food. </p></div>, Lori Nikkel
Recycling Alternative 18Recycling Alternative LouiseSchwarzManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassF7A5663ACE2E469B99D9A4666090239F"><p>​<strong>Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Recycling Alternative </strong></p><p>Louise is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Recycling Alternative, a Vancouver based business providing recycling and waste reduction services throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. Together with business partner Robert Weatherbe, the company has garnered a reputation for community collaborations and innovative approaches to waste diversion and local recovery through models such as the Vancouver Biodiesel Co-operative, Food Scrap Drop Spots, Zero Waste Events, Recycle In Strathcona, and opening the greenHUB co-location model in 2014. Currently Recycling Alternative is working with local partners to develop closed loop recovery and materials upcycling opportunities within an industrial Green Enterprise Zone close to downtown Vancouver.</p><p>Louise sits on the boards of the Cultch and Our Social Fabric. Louise received the ‘Woman of Distinction Award’ in May 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her work in environment and sustainability and in 2014 the City of Vancouver’s Award of Excellence for Greenest City Leadership. She holds degrees in Political Science and Spanish Literature from UBC, and a Teaching Degree from University of Glasgow.</p></div>, Louise Schwarz
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)37Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)MairinLoewenManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7CE60E9BC6C145A384A6C199388C5A7A"><p>​Mairin Loewen was first elected to Council in 2011, and was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. She grew up in Ward 7 and attended school there before moving to Ottawa to attend University.  Mairin has a B.A. in Political Science (Carleton University) and an M.A. in Political Studies (University of Saskatchewan).  Mairin has worked for the Province of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Medical Association, and the University of Saskatchewan.</p><p>Mairin is a co-founder and active volunteer with Girls Rock Saskatoon, and has also volunteered with CFCR Community Radio, the Open Door Society, and the Heart of the City Piano Program. In her spare time she likes playing music and sports. Mairin lives in Ward 7 with her partner and son. </p></div>, Mairin Loewen
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal31Communauté métropolitaine de MontréalMajaVodanovicManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3FBEE46406964EFE8E71EC1A143AE7DC"><p>Maja Vodanovic has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and Mayor of the Borough of Lachine since November 2017. Passionate about environmental issues, Mrs. Vodanovic sits on the CMM's Environment and planning committee to find concrete solutions to improve our practices. </p><p>As a committed resident, she has been actively involved in the depollution of our waterways and the protection of our green spaces. Subsequently elected Mayor of the Borough, Mrs. Vodanovic's present challenge is to make Lachine-Est—a 40-acre area under redevelopment—a Canada-wide model for sustainable development, eco-neighbourhoods and human-scale development.  </p><p>Maja Vodanovic est membre de l'exécutif de la Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) et Mairesse d'arrondissement de Lachine depuis novembre 2017. Passionnée par les enjeux environnementaux, Mme Vodanovic siège sur la commission de l'environnement et de l'aménagement de la CMM afin de trouver des solutions concrètes pour améliorer nos pratiques.  </p><p>Citoyenne engagée d'abord, elle s'est mobilisée pour la dépollution de nos cours d'eau et pour la protection de nos espaces verts. Mairesse par la suite, son défi actuel est de faire de Lachine-Est, un secteur de 40 acres en redéveloppement, un modèle pancanadien de développement durable, d'écoquartier et de développement à échelle humaine.</p></div>, Maja Vodanovic
Nature's Path Foods33Nature's Path FoodsManuelGorrinManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass549DAF11F4484D9C876CDBA4E9D6C719"><p>​Manuel is the ​Sustainability & Stewardship Manager with Nature's Path Foods, Inc., a fiercely independent, family-run, sustainably-driven organic breakfast and snack food company that believes in 'always leaving the earth better than we found it'.</p><p>Manuel has more than eight years of experience with environmental and sustainability management in large and fast-growing manufacturing industries in both North and Latin America. At Nature's Path, he leads programs that move the company towards their ambitious sustainability goals, like becoming zero waste and climate neutral. He is involved with developing various sustainability and stewardship programs, including: reducing the company's natural resource usage, team member training and engagement in social and environmental sustainability, corporate charitable give-back initiatives. Manuel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University in 2009 (Caracas, Venezuela), he is an accredited Environmental Professional by ECO Canada and a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.</p></div>, Manuel Gorrin
London Drugs 15London Drugs MauryMcCauslandManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassDA48BD4A214A41049C1C30D0155B5062"><p>​<strong>Retail Operations Sustainability Specialist, London Drugs </strong></p><p>Maury McCausland is responsible for the implementation and administration of all sustainability and waste management initiatives for one of largest organizations in Western Canada, London Drugs. This includes leading and working with a team of people dedicated to the reduction of waste going to the landfill ‐ both for London Drugs corporately and for London Drugs' 78 locations across Western Canada. Maury works closely with London Drugs customers, industry and government partners on a variety of sustainable initiatives. Maury is a member of the Retail Council of Canada’s Environmental Committee and is on the National Zero Waste Council Management Board.</p><p>London Drugs vision and dedication to waste reduction has positioned the company as an industry leader in environmental stewardship. The company's collaborative efforts with community and industry partners have also been recognized by the Recycling Council of British Columbia, Recycling Council of Alberta, Emerald Foundation, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, Retail Council of Canada for environmental responsibility and by the Canadian Stewardship Council. </p></div>, Maury McCausland
City of Toronto13City of TorontoMikeLaytonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass01E9286C46574FF482A25AE86C040B3D"><p>​<strong>Board Member, FCM Standing Committee on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development (and Councillor, City of Toronto)</strong></p><p>Mike Layton is a Toronto City Councillor for Ward 19 and has lived in Trinity-Spadina for over 25 years. Before being elected in 2010, Mike worked for political change as an environmental leader and community organizer. As Deputy Outreach Director for Environmental Defence, one of Canada’s leading environmental groups, he championed many successful initiatives including the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, green building standards, water conservation and source water protection. Mike holds a LEEDs Accreditation (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a Masters in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Management.</p><p>Mike served on the Environment Canada Great Lakes Canadian Advisory Panel and on the Great Lakes Commission Wind Collaborative Steering Committee. Mike also worked for 6 years as a manager for a popular downtown restaurant where he learned first-hand the challenges of small business ownership and the role the City of Toronto plays in fostering entrepreneurship. Mike sits on the National Zero Waste Council Management Board as one of two seats allocated for members of FCM’s Standing Committee on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development. </p></div>, Mike Layton
Cascades Recovery +39Cascades Recovery +MikhaelMetauroManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3D29A029E4194ECABF50E2885C190FF7"><p>Mikhael has been a proud member of the Cascades Family for over 15 years. With his undergraduate degree in Strategic Selling & Marketing, Mikhael currently works within the Recovery+ division of Cascades as the Director of Supply Development focusing on procuring recyclables for Cascades and other end markets to consume and remanufacture into new products. Day in and day out Mikhael has the opportunity to deal with a wide range of customers from different market segments and backgrounds with various types of discarded material recovery needs. “It’s amazing to see how more and more organizations are focusing on sustainability and have put the people power in place to start thinking about better ways to recover more and waste less. For me this is where my focus has been and always will be, working with organizations to help them achieve their sustainability goals through coaching, planning and execution.” Mikhael is focused on creating a world where all materials have a positive end of life – a truly Circular Economy.</p></div>, Mikhael Metauro
Shape Property Management​40Shape Property Management​OskarKwietonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3D95BE65075441568D65CC3A03A82D5D"><p><strong>Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance, Shape Property Management</strong><strong>​</strong></p><p>Oskar Kwieton is the Director of Facilities overseeing Operations and Maintenance at Shape Property Management. SHAPE currently manages +2.7M sq.ft of commercial space with +3.5M sq.ft. of commercial and residential space under construction stretching across western Canada.</p><p>He has over 30 years' experience in the hospitality, food & beverage, building, property, facility, retail industries, project management and sustainability. Oskar serves on the Burnaby Board of Trade and Building Owners and Managers Association Board of Directors and chairs the Environmental/Sustainability Committees.</p></div>, Oskar Kwieton
RECYC-QUÉBEC41RECYC-QUÉBECSophieLanglois-BlouinManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass54BD3B4DC49C4E18B1E039B51025D7DF"><p>Sophie Langlois-Blouin has worked for the government agency RECYC-QUÉBEC since October 2005 and is Vice-President of Operations since May 2018. Sophie coordinates all financial assistance programs and is in charge of extended producer responsibility (EPR), current recycling systems (curbside collection; organic matter; tires; deposit-refund on beer and soft drinks single-use containers; construction, renovation, and demolition waste), circular economy and waste reduction. She also oversees teams responsible for supporting municipalities and the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors. </p></div>, Sophie Langlois-Blouin
The Salvation Army Thrift Store42The Salvation Army Thrift StoreTonnyColynManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass51B1E19037BD4F8F90D303D41BD1C6E7"><p>​Tonny has represented The Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operation, Canada's largest not-for-profit contributors in thrifted waste diversion, since 2013. She is currently a member of the National Leadership Team in position of the National Donations Manager. Tonny has been instrumental in establishing The Salvation Army Canada as a national and global leader in not only textile reuse and recycling, but also the reuse and recycling of all other household items through thrift. </p><p>Tonny is well known for her enthusiasm, involvement and leadership in several associations including being a steering committee member and co-founder of the National Association for Charitable Textile Recycling (NAC), board member with Nova Scotia's Association for Textile Recycling (AFTeR), steering committee member with Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative and more. She has earned many speaking opportunities and partnerships in the world of thrift and waste diversion.</p><p>Known for her practical, innovative style, she is always looking to encourage everyone to help move the needle on Textile Diversion in Canada.</p></div>, Tonny Colyn
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.43A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.TylerPronykManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass6174B123F8384E91AF20B38CFF1EE969"><p>Tyler Pronyk is the Regional Director, Operations, for A&W Food Services of Canada Inc, one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies (Platinum Member).  A&W has over 900 restaurants from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.  A&W is the second largest burger chain in Canada, a leading franchisor and the 5th largest brand in Canada.  The chain has delivered a number of industry firsts including: beef raised without the use of hormones and steroids, chicken and pork raised without the use of antibiotics, eggs from hens fed a vegetarian diet free from animal by-products and Root Beer with all-natural ingredients including sugar cane.  </p><p>A&W has been committed to eliminating waste at the source dating back to the drive-in days where they first started serving Root Beer in a frosted glass mug.  Since that time a number of other reusable packaging elements have been introduced to the dining room including: ceramic coffee mugs, china plates, stainless steel cutlery, mini-baskets for fries and Onion Rings.  In 2018, A&W became the first restaurant chain in North America to commit to eliminating plastic straws.  Prior to his current position, Tyler has held a number of management and leadership positions across organization: human resources, purchasing + distribution and most recently in operations.  He also led the A&W's environment strategy.</p></div>, Tyler Pronyk
One Earth20One EarthVanessaTimmerManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass6C0B2D204CCF4D619D7163DFC4C13940"><p>​Executive Director, One Earth</p><p>Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of One Earth, a Vancouver‐based “think and do tank” focused on sustainable consumption and production. One Earth is curating the New Economies theme of Cities for People, initiated by The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation – a Canada‐wide experiment in advancing a movement to create more resilient and livable cities through innovation networks. Vanessa is also an Associate with the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University focused on innovation and holds a Doctorate in environmental studies with degrees from Queen’s University, Oxford University and UBC. She teaches sustainability and systems thinking, and co‐hosts the television show, The Sustainable Region. In 2013, Vanessa was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty under 40. One Earth is one of the founders of the National Industrial Symbiosis Program – Canada and is also co‐leading a global campaign to create positive and compelling visions of life in sustainable futures.</p></div>, Vanessa Timmer

Advisory Board



Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance22Canadian Stewardship Services AllianceJohnCoyneAdvisory Board<div class="ExternalClassDC812DAEF89841C98D73DC162B25C578"><p><strong>Vice President, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel Unilever Canada Inc.​</strong></p><p>John has been with Unilever Canada since 1992. He is a member of Unilever Canada’s board of directors as well as the Canadian Leadership Team, and is also chair of the company’s Pension Committee.</p><p>John is well known for his leadership in corporate sustainability. He is a passionate activator of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, designed to help Unilever deliver its objective of growing the business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive contribution to society. John is Executive Chair of the Board of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance, Inc. and is a director of Evergreen. In addition, John is co-chair of the Partners in Project Green steering committee, a major environmental initiative of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority. He is also director and past Chair of Stewardship Ontario. In 2013 John was recognized for his leadership in corporate sustainability by being named by Clean 50 as one of Canada’s top sustainability leaders. Last year, John was appointed as a member of the Ontario Government’s Climate Action Group advising the Ontario Minister of the Environment on effective climate change actions that will help Ontario meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals and transition to a prosperous, low-carbon economy.</p><p>John also works closely with industry groups and other organizations. He is Chair of the board of Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation and is director and past Chair of the Association.</p></div>, John Coyne
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment23Canadian Council of Ministers of the EnvironmentMichaelGoeresAdvisory Board<div class="ExternalClass3839C7EBD3FB471DA629CFD711D0A1B2"><p>​<strong>Executive Director, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment</strong></p><p>Michael Goeres is Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. From 1997-2010, he served as CCME’s Director of Corporate Services, responsible for contracting, finances, human resources, publications, and internal operations -- while also guiding policy development. Prior to this, Michael was a director with the Canada Grains Council Inc., an industry association of the Canadian grain trade, when it was lobbying the U.S. government on cross-border trade issues. An alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba (MA in History, Certificate in Management), Michael has also served as a founding Executive Director of the Manitoba Intercultural Council, a provincial agency created to provide policy advice from ethnocultural communities to the Manitoba government. </p></div>,
Union of BC Municipalities24Union of BC MunicipalitiesJaredWrightAdvisory Board<div class="ExternalClassDD0304B4899E4F5DAE5667EB27B5FF0C"><p>​Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, Union of BC Municipalities</p></div>,
Code Blue Innovations 25Code Blue Innovations BridgettLutherAdvisory Board<div class="ExternalClass0CCDFF34ECCA4154B4C9A273D340042F"><p>​<strong>Senior Vice President for Sustainability, Code Blue Innovations</strong></p><p>Bridgett Luther is the Senior Vice President for Sustainability for Code Blue Innovations, at the forefront of recycling innovations. She also runs her own consulting firm bringing solutions and people together. Previously, Ms. Luther was President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which she founded with William McDonough and Michael Braungart to bring to scale the Cradle to Cradle Certification Program. </p><p>Ms. Luther serves on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology as well as the Governance Committee for the newly formed Environmental Performance Standards & Ecolabels for Federal Procurement Pilot. From 2005-2010, Ms. Luther was the Director of California’s Department of Conservation during the Schwarzenegger administration. A graduate of Vanderbilt University (Business Administration), she lives in San Francisco with her husband and has two grown children. </p></div>, Bridgett Luther

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The National Zero Waste Council is governed by a Chair, Vice Chair and Management Board, with staff and administrative support provided by a Secretariat. The Council uses member-led working groups to collaboratively advance projects in support of its vision and mission. Chair & Vice Chair Malcolm Brodie Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee, and Mayor, City of Richmond Brock Macdonald Chief Executive Officer, Recycling Council of BC  Management Board Executive leadership responsible for the Council’s strategic development, business planning and operations.  Working Groups •Circular Economy •National Communication Campaigns •Food •Product Design and Packaging  Secretariat Staff and administrative support, currently housed at Metro Vancouver.  Members Members commit to the Council's vision and contribute value through engagement in working groups and other Council initiatives. There is currently no fee for membership