Past Events

Dec. 6, 2018 - Resource Recovery Partnership Webinar

We encourage you to review the webinar slides and webinar documents, then provide feedback, if you haven't already:

Webinar Slides:

  • Part 1: Introduction (Joe Hruska, Canadian Plastics Industry Association on behalf of RRP) & Overview of an Advanced Framework for Resource Recovery (Jay Stanford, City of London on behalf of RRP): Part 1 slides
  • Part 2: Toward a Canada-wide Approach to Zero Plastic Waste, Chris Lindberg, Environment & Climate Change Canada: Part 2 slides
  • Part 3: Why has the City of London Embraced Resource Recovery, (Jay Stanford, City of London): Part 3 slides
  • Part 4: Highlights from the Draft Policy Guidance Document (Jay Stanford on behalf of RRP) & Next Steps (Joe Hruska on behalf of RRP): Part 4 slides

Draft Policy Guidance Document

Discussion Paper: Developing an Advanced Resource Recovery Framework for Canada

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Please use the RRP contact form to add comments/suggestions to further ensure that the final Policy Guidance Document represents the position of the RRP and advances its mission.

In attendance:

  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal waste management policy-makers staff and elected officials
  • Academics in the resources, advanced resource recovery, and energy recovery fields
  • Brandowners and producers of consumer products and packaging
  • Environmental non-governmental organizations and related association representatives
  • Waste management consultants
  • Industry leaders in traditional and advanced waste resource management
  • All those with an interest in achieving zero waste


June 21-22, 2018 - Resource Recovery Partnership Conference

Attendance: 160+

Location: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

RRPC 2018 was the fifth conference in which international experts came together to address the critical components required in the journey towards zero waste and a sustainable economy. Each topic area and each presentation offers valuable insights toward considering next steps in building out the circular economy toward a sustainable economy.

Conference Agenda with Presentations and Videos

Opening Remarks: Video 
Carol Hochu, President & CEO, Canadian Plastics Industry Association: Presentation
Dr. Bill Anderson, Director of Admissions & Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo
Jay Stanford, Director, Environment, Fleet & Solid Waste, City of London: PresentationVideo download

Circular Economy & Sustainable Materials Management – An Integrated Approach:
Stephen Sikra, Associate Director, Procter and Gamble

Best Practices in the Adoption of Resource Recovery Strategies: Video
Dr. Bill Anderson, University of Waterloo (moderator)
Craig Foster, Principal, Craig Foster & Associates Presentation
Keith Sinfield, Director of Engineering, Renewi
Dr. Umberto Arena, Professor of Solid Waste Management & Air Pollution Control Engineering, University of Campania (Italy): Presentation

The ‘Competing?’ Philosophies of the Sustainable Economy: Video
Dr. Dan Lantz, CEO, Scout Environmental: Presentation

Sustainable Economy Debate: Video 
Dr. Dan Lantz, Scout Environmental (moderator)
Dr. Marco Castaldi, Professor, Chemical Engineering, City College of New York Director Earth System Science & Environmental Engineering, CUNY Director Earth Engineering Center:  Presentation
Dr. Franco Berruti, Chemical Engineering, Professor & Director, ICFAR, University of Western Ontario:  Presentation
Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Region of Peel:  Presentation
Peter Hargreave, President, Policy Integrity Inc.:  Presentation

Closing the Loop – Feedstock Challenges in a Sustainable Economy: Video
Joe Hruska, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (moderator)
John Wilkinson, Senior VP Sustainability, Greenfield:Presentation
Brian Moe, VP Operations, Agilyx: Presentation
Michael ZabenehDirector, Integrated Market Development, Canada Fibers Ltd.: Presentation

NSERC Updates: Alejandra de Almeida, Ph.D, Research PartnPresentationerships, Natural Sciences & Engineering: Research Council of Canada: PresentationVideo

Robust Technologies and Products Driving a Sustainable Economy: Video
Fergal McDonough, President, Envise Consulting Inc. (moderator)
Douglas Russell, Chief Business Development Officer, Cogent Energy Systems: Presentation
James Ewell, Senior Director, Sustainable Materials, GreenBlue: Presentation
Michael RichTechnical Advisor,REDIcan Bioenergy Co., Ltd.:  Presentation
Michael Appleby, President, REDIcan Bioenergy Co., Ltd.:  Presentation

Keynote Address – Plastics circular economy recycling & recovery goals: Video
Craig Cookson, Director, Sustainability & Recycling, American Chemistry Council:  Presentation

Charting the Path to a Sustainable Economy: Video
Jay Stanford, City of London (moderator)
Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada:  Presentation
Lyle Clarke, President & CEO, Lyle Clarke & Associates:  Presentation
Dr. Amar Mohanty, Professor & Premier’s Research Chair in Biomaterials & Transportation, University of Guelph