Recycling Council of BC’s Zerowaste Conference

On May 28, 2014, Murray Mollard, Co-Director, Trashtalk gave a presentation to over 300 people from industry, NGOs and local and provincial governments about Trashtalk project at the Recycling Council of British Columbia‘s annual Zero Waste conference. Highlighting both the promising participation metrics (as of the end of April, 2014, 50% of all units in Trashtalk residences recycled food scraps) and the work of resident-led Trashtalk teams, we were able to spread the message about the project to an important and diverse audience. As the end of the project nears, we hope that government regulators, industry and resident building managers/owners associations consider devoting more resources to deeper engagement efforts as an effective strategy to encourage residents in multi-family dwellings to participate in food scraps recycling in order to meet the City of Vancouver’s and Metro Vancouver’s zero waste goals.

Murray’s slide deck can be found here.

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