Member ServicesMember Services2015-06-17T07:00:00ZGP0|#c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad;L0|#0c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad|June 2015;GTSet|#78f153b4-3e08-4266-8725-bd656ec40488<div class="ExternalClassA57AC5EB28C8414D84F34779248991CD"><p>The Council is committed to sharing best practices and transferring knowledge across sectors and has hosted a number of webinars with this goal in mind. Recordings and presentations are available on the members' page of the website. </p><p> <strong>CIRCULAR ECONOMY SERIES</strong></p><p> <strong>The Business Case for a Circular Economy – Profiling National Zero Waste Council Case Study Findings, January 30, 2015</strong><br><br>Aiming to replace today's linear "take-make-dispose" economy with one that is restorative by design, a circular economy sees secondary materials put back into the system, reducing dependencies on raw materials and minimizing the generation of waste. While driving innovation in business sustainability among leading brands and companies, the circular economy is opening up and advancing new business models and opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs. <strong>Coro Strandberg</strong>, Principal, Strandberg Consulting, along with <strong>Lisa Papania</strong>, Lecturer, SFU Beedie School of Business discuss the range and diversity of circular economy activity in Canada. </p><p> <strong>Innovation & the Circular Economy, April 13, 2015</strong></p><p> <strong>Kevin P. Eckerle</strong>, Senior Manager, Accenture; <strong>David Van Seters</strong>, President, Sustainability Ventures; <strong>Stephen Roberts</strong>, Corporate Responsibility Brand Manager, Dell Global Brand discuss what the circular economy looks like in a North American context, and the possibility it holds for small, medium and large Canadian enterprises with respect to new markets and business opportunities as well as job creation and skills development. Delivered in collaboration with the Conference Board of Canada. For those not Council members, please see the <a href="http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=6935" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">Conference Board</span></a> for a recording of this webinar. </p><hr /><p> <strong>PRODUCT AND PACKAGING SERIES</strong></p><p> <strong>Making the Most of Design for Waste Prevention and Reduction, October 8, 2014</strong><br><br><strong>Yasmin Siddiqi</strong>, Global Marketing Director, DuPont Packaging, <strong>Matteo Kausch</strong>, Director of Technical Development, Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovations Institute, and <strong>Bill Hoffmann</strong>, Senior Scientist - Sustainability Standards, UL Environment, explore the possibilities, limitations, and considerations when applying lifecycle thinking to zero waste.<br><br><strong>LifeCycle Thinking for Waste Prevention: What do we need to know? October 29, 2014</strong><br><br><strong>Dr. Getachew Asefa Wondimagegnehu</strong>, University of Calgary; <strong>Wendy Jedlička</strong>, Jedlička Design and MCAD, and, <strong>Louise St. Pierre</strong>, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, highlight the significant role that executives and designers have in determining the environmental impact of a product and its production. They also introduce the pivotal <a href="http://www.okala.net/index.html" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">Okala Practitioner Guide</span></a> for those working in design disciplines.  <br><br><strong>LifeCycle Designs that Work in the Marketplace, December 4, 2014</strong><br><br>This webinar focuses on lifecycle thinking and the whole-system approach to design, bringing together: <strong>Toby Reid</strong>, Founder and CEO, Solegear Bioplastics Inc.; <strong>Paul Yang</strong>, Packaging Development and Single Serve Sustainability, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee; and <strong>Sébastien Zinck</strong>, Design for the Environment Manager, Steelcase Inc. Speakers present inspiring product and packaging solutions, and emphasize the importance of: transparency; designing in a holistic and integrated manner; internal and external collaboration and expertise; and stakeholder and consumer engagement at every stage in the value chain. They address the complexity of lifecycle design, and whether companies can know and ensure that the products and materials they design are used, disposed of, and recovered in the way intended, and the necessary conditions for companies to innovate.<br><br><strong>TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!</strong> We are planning our next webinars.  Email us at <a href="mailto:admin@nzwc.ca">admin@nzwc.ca</a> if there are topics or speakers you would like us to consider.  Check the website often for details on future events. <br><br></p></div>