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Getting to Zero Waste

  • 26 Nov 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
  • St. Catharines Golf and Country Club 70 Westchester St. St. Catharines, ON L2R 3P4

Reducing waste is one of the fastest and most strategic ways to improve your organizations environmental performance and it can often finance itself through reductions in materials and removal and handling costs. Join NSI & leading organizations throughout Niagara for an educational forum and speaker panel on getting the most out of existing resources, with a focus on financial and operational solutions and benefits.
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Featuring:
Doug Yates and Heidi Levitzky
Environmental Group; General Motors Canada

GM has taken on a company-wide commitment to reducing their waste, currently more than half of their manufacturing facilities are landfill-free. Doug and Heidi are part of the Environmental Group responsible for implementing the Zero Waste to Landfill program at the St. Catharines GM manufacturing facility. They will discuss the the process of achieving a 'zero waste' facility and any challenges, costs and opportunities that came along with it.
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Sarah Mills
Special Projects and Take Back the Light Manager; Recycling Council of Ontario

The RCO is a not-for-profit organization involved in policy, education, and project work around the issues of consumption, waste generation, reduction and diversion, and recycling. Sarah will be discussing the state of waste management in Ontario, any changes expected in the future and what it will mean for Niagara businesses.
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Following these presentations, a panel discussion will be held including representatives from GM, Recycling Council of Ontario and Walker Industries.
Walker Industries

Among many other industrial services, Walker Industries is a local waste management business that will provide a local perspective on our speaker panel. Operating a local landfill, Walker's General Manager of Sales Mike Derez can provide us with a picture of the waste management situation in Niagara.
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