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Webinar series: Plastic waste management solutions for Canadian municipalities

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Sign up for our new webinar series to learn how changes in international regulations around plastic waste has created challenges and opportunities for Canadian municipalities of all sizes to lower contamination rates in their recyclable materials, improve recycling systems and the quality of recyclables.

In these five sessions, you will:

  • Learn how Canadian municipalities are adapting to new recycled materials requirements through partnerships, recycling programs and more
  • Discover how communities are improving their recycling system and processes through education initiatives, innovative technologies and principles of circular economy
  • Be able to apply lessons learned and best practices from municipalities who have effectively managed their plastic waste

Webinar #1: A circular economy approach to plastics: A review of global case studies

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM EDT

Presented with the National Zero Waste Council and the Smart Prosperity Institute, this webinar will explore plastics management through the lens of circular economy, examining how organisations and countries around the world have revolutionised traditional waste management to benefit their community.

Webinar #2: Toward a circular economy for plastics: Canadian perspectives and approaches

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM EDT

Discover how Canadian municipalities are eliminating plastic waste in their communities by adopting a circular economy approach. You’ll also learn how you can identify solutions, opportunities and challenges in your community when taking on this challenge. This session is hosted in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council and Smart Prosperity Institute.

Webinar #3: Raising recycling awareness through education initiatives

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM EDT

Learn how you can get the word out to your residents to encourage better recycling practices through programs and other education initiatives to improve your community’s recycling rates.

Webinar #4: Partnering with your sorting centre: How to optimize plastic waste management

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM EDT

See how some Canadian municipalities have successfully collaborated with their local waste sorting centres, and learn how you can apply the same principles to create an efficient and beneficial partnership between your community and your sorting centre, as well lower your contamination rates.

Webinar #5: Closing the loop: From plastics to products

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM EST

This session will focus on Canadian and foreign innovative technologies that process plastic waste ultimately fostering local and circular economy. We will also examine current trends and promising technologies from Canada and globally.


The first two sessions are hosted in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council, the Smart Prosperity Institute, as well as FCM’s Green Municipal Fund. GMF is funded by the Government of Canada. 


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