About Us

The Resource Recovery Partnership is an assembly of international experts that brings together academics, industry and government leaders, NGOs and members of the public who are committed to establishing an advanced resource recovery framework to achieve Zero Waste.

RRPC addresses the critical components required in the journey towards zero waste and a sustainable economy that incorporates effective energy and materials management. Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario (MOECP), Zero waste Ontario is a visionary goal that provides the guiding principles needed to work toward the elimination of waste. It is a new approach that focuses on preventing waste in the first place rather than relying on traditional end-of-life waste management solutions[1].

RRPC’s mission is to promote the development of sound public policy across Canada for the recognition of advanced resource recovery technologies as a high-value option for the end-of-life use of waste resources and non-recycled materials and its essential role in achieving zero waste and a sustainable economy.

[1] https://www.ontario.ca/page/strategy-waste-free-ontario-building-circular-economy

Inspiration

RRP inspires conversations about key topics such as:

  • Circular economy: is there an integrated approach to sustainable energy and sustainable materials management?
  • Competing philosophies of the sustainable economy: is there “one” right answer?
  • Waste as feedstocks – technology – end markets: can we close the loop to maximize resource efficiency?
  • Exploring the versatility of recovery technologies: discover new methods and hidden sources of achieving sustainable energy
  • Charting the path to a sustainable economy by identifying the financial, legislative and market challenges, impediments and opportunities for advancing the “4th R” – resource recovery

Motivation

RRPC provides a forum for producers and operators, thought leaders, international experts, entrepreneurs, inventors and policy makers to collaborate to shape a sustainable economy. The starting point of our conversations focuses on waste prevention, as reducing waste and generated emissions is the first objective of any system...but, next we’ll talk about managing the remaining waste resources in a sustainable way by minimizing the economic and environmental burdens associated with the waste and resource recovery systems.

There is an approximate gap of 40% between what can be managed in the current waste recovery/diversion framework and the materials that need to be diverted to achieve zero waste. RRPC provides a vital opportunity to discuss the challenges and benefits of recovering resources generated in various waste streams, with the ultimate goal of helping to shape a broader approach to a resource recovery framework.

What We Do

  • RRP promotes sustainability by working collaboratively with partners and key stakeholders to continuously improve the sustainability of end of life materials by using and promoting all 4R’s options (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover) within a sustainable materials management framework.
  • We organize annual conferences and webinars to bring people together who can ask and address the most important questions from multi-disciplinary perspectives, to bring a Circular Economy and sustainability to life.
  • The contribution of our speakers to the intellectual capital is a valuable investment that we share long after each event. While the ideas presented are timely, they’re also timelessly thought-provoking, provocative and insightful. We encourage you to view the presentations and videos on the topics of greatest interest to you and to join us for the next upcoming event to share your views and contribute to the conversation.

Contacts

Industry

Joe Hruska, CPIA Vice President, Sustainability
Fergal McDonough, CPIA

Municipal Government

Jay Stanford, Director, Environment, Fleet and Solid Waste, City of London

Academia

Dr. Bill Anderson, Director of Admissions for Faculty of Engineering & Professor, University of Waterloo