It’s party time! The industry’s environmental council turns 25 this year and wants to let its hair down (what’s left of it!). The plan is to both celebrate the past and to look forward to the future, while having a good time.
The Big Event takes place on October 28 in Mississauga, Ontario and registration is now open. An afternoon seminar will focus on current and future challenges and opportunities, including the implications of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for the paper industry as a whole.
Confirmed speakers to date include Dan Lantz of Green by Nature and Dennis Colley of the US-based Fibre Box Association. Invited speakers include EPR consultant Glenda Gies, retailer Bob Chant (Loblaw) and Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray. Canada is at a real crossroads regarding EPR.
The 25th Anniversary Dinner will follow a reception and entertainment. PPEC will launch its campaign for “best short historical documentary” to be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival next year, and some old folks (and some not-so-old folks) will no doubt talk about PPEC past and present.
Over 25 years the council has made many friends in many walks of life: politicians, civil servants, fellow industry colleagues, environmentalists, educationists, you know who you are. We’ve lost touch with some of you, and you have moved on to other endeavours, but we’d love to get back together to catch up. Life is too short, and 25th anniversaries don’t come around very often. So if you are interested please take advantage of this opportunity and register now! We’d love to see you.