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CWMA Workshop & AGM
Friday, April 20, 2018, 9:30 AM PDT
Category: Member and Partner Events

Coast Waste Management Association invites you to join us for our next workshop, networking event and Annual General Meeting

When; April 20, 2018 - Doors open at 9.30AM, presentations at 10.30AM

Where; Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, 3515 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4

How to register; email [email protected] or call 250 733 2213

Multi-family education & diversion
Doug Schell - BC Housing Authority
BC Housing assists in providing social housing for low income adults, families, seniors, as well as people with mental health, physical and addiction challenges, across the province of British Columbia. Their livegreen Tenant Engagement on Sustainability toolkit was developed following the piloting of waste management activities at four BC Housing sites and won them a SWANA Excellence Award for Education.

Unravelling Apparel Waste
Karen Storry - Metro Vancouver
While there is an existing system to manage apparel waste, it is not circular and it does not capture all the waste that is created. To move the industry forward, two young professionals, Karen Storry and Andrea McKenzie, set out to define the problem of apparel waste, explaining the existing system of generation and management in the greater Vancouver area and looking at key opportunities that need to be realized by stakeholders in order to make the transition to circular fashion.Local governments are responsible for preventing and disposing of solid waste for homes and businesses in their area. Managing municipal solid waste minimizes environmental impacts and supports sustainable environmental management, greenhouse gas reduction and air and water quality. Many local governments have developed management strategies that reduce their disposed amount of municipal solid waste.

Safe and responsible battery recycling
Kristen Romilly - Call2Recycle
Improperly disposed of batteries have been linked to several recent fires in landfills, garbage trucks and recycling depots. There have been numerous instances of lithium ion batteries overheating and exploding causing fires. Batteries that have short-circuited or cracked open after being run over by compactors, react with the air and ignite. One fire burned for 22 hours, before it was finally safe for firefighters to move in again and put it out. Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries are commonly used in an ever-growing list of electronic gadgets, which makes it more difficult to determine the fire threat of a range of electronic devices. Kristen will share best practices and resources on how Call2Recycle are working to improve recycling safety.
Please plan to join us on April 20, 2018.

CWMA is very pleased to provide you with an opportunity to hear the latest updates, ask questions of our presenters, and to network with your industry peers and colleagues.

Reserve your place now by emailing; [email protected] or call 250 733 2213

$65.00 CWMA members
$75.00 non-members
(Prices include lunch, tax and gratuity)

There is no charge for those attending only the AGM portion of this meeting commencing at 1.00PM.
Networking and a light breakfast at 9.30AM with presenters convening at 10.30AM. Lunch at 12.30PM followed by the AGM at 1.00PM and networking until 2.30PM.