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MetroVancouver Sustainability Breakfast: Circular Cities – From the Global to the Local
May 16 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cities and metropolitan regions are the epicenters of economic growth and innovation today – they are an ideal testing ground for the application of circular economy principles and approaches. At this breakfast you will hear highlights from a recent report on how cities in Holland are embracing the circular economy because of its potential to move toward zero waste and optimal use of resources and energy while catalyzing new business opportunities. And closer to home, you will hear how circular economy is being incorporated into Vancouver’s economic development activities, and the benefits of a local circular economy business on the urban environment. Innovation is the key for businesses and governments interested in the transition to a circular economy, so learn how it can be done.
Presented in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council.
Freek van Eijk, Director, Holland Circular Hotspot; Author of ‘Circular Cities – Accelerating the transition towards Circular Cities’ – Bio
Bryan Buggey, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sector Development, Vancouver Economic Commission – Bio
Laura van der Veer, Director of Community & Impact, ChopValue – Bio