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2018 Post Secondary Recycling Forum

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Fraser-Thompson Room, Diamond Alumni Centre

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

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EVENT OVERVIEW

Join higher education and public sector professionals from across the lower mainland to learn, network, and share best practices in waste reduction and recycling.

This event will build on last year's successful forum at Douglas College by incorporating the feedback provided and inviting new participants to share their success stories and best practices.

We acknowledge that Simon Fraser University is located on unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

SUSTAINABILITY

This event is a Sustainable Spaces: Gold certified event. Please use public or active transit to get to SFU if possible. If taking transit, get off the bus at the Transportation Centre (first stop at SFU) and the Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC) is a short 4 minute walk to the north east.

If you must drive, please use the North Parking lot and request a parking pass by emailing us. More parking information and campus map can be found here.

We are making every effort to make this a waste-free event. In this spirit, please bring a notepad/pen and nametag - these items will not be provided at the forum.

Lastly, we're serving a tasty vegetarian breakfast and lunch! If you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements, please email us.

PROGRAM

Subject to changes:

8.30-9.00am: Breakfast, welcome, and opening remarks

9.00-9.30: What's new since last year? Small group discussion - led by SFU

9.30-10.15: Green Events programs - by the City of Vancouver and McGill University (including their recent ban on bottled water)

10.15-10.30: Coffee break

10.30-11.15: Single-use item reduction workshop - by Metro Vancouver

11.15-12.00: Food packaging and procurement for waste reduction - by SFU and BSI Bio

12.00-13.00: Lunch and networking

13.00-13.45: Large-scale, student-run waste audits - comparing 2014 versus 2018 results - by UVic

13.45-14.45: Student Showcase - featuring Embark's Food Rescue program, Intuitive Inc's Artificial Intelligence sorting bins, UBC's Mug Share program, and Capilano University's Greentainer program

14.45-15.00: Break

15.00-15.30: The state of recycling/organics recycling in the region - by Smithrite

15.30-16.00: Organics contamination and mitigation strategies - by UBC

16.00-16.15: Wrap-up and close

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Fraser-Thompson Room, Diamond Alumni Centre

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Canada

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