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The Circular Economy or Spinning Our Wheels?

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Annual PPEC seminar to tackle the new hot-button topic of the Circular Economy.

PPEC, the Paper & Paperboard Environmental Council is holding a special seminar entitled “The Circular Economy or Spinning Our Wheels?” on October 3, 2017 in Toronto.

The annual PPEC environmental event—this year held at the Islington Golf Club—recently added Walmart Canada sustainability manager Andrew Telfer.

Telfer leads the sustainability efforts for Walmart’s Canadian market and is a Walmart global sustainability leader.

Confirmed speakers at the event will discuss the hot subject of the new public policy approach called “Circular Economy” and try to determine what it means and how will it impact the paper industry.


Speakers at the event are:

  • Chris Lindberg, director of the Ontario Circular Economy Innovation Lab at The Natural Step;
  • Glenda Gies, chair of Ontario’s new Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority;
  • Andrew Telfer, sustainability manager, Walmart Canada;
  • Renée Dello, senior analyst, Waste Diversion with the City of Toronto;
  • Al Metauro, chief executive officer of Cascades Recovery Inc.

With space limited to 100 registrants, sign-up can be found HERE.

Members’ Pricing
Seminar – $119 +13% HST = $134.47
Table of six – $600 + 13% HST = $678

Non-Member Pricing
Seminar – $159 + 13% HST = $179.67.

All funds are in Canadian dollars.

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