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Recycling Council of Ontario Conference and AGM

The RCO 21st Annual Conference and Trade Show, Mission: Possible -- Strategies for Sustainable Resources and Products, took place at the Ottawa Congress Centre from October 24 - 26. On the first day, ...


The RCO 21st Annual Conference and Trade Show, Mission: Possible — Strategies for Sustainable Resources and Products, took place at the Ottawa Congress Centre from October 24 – 26. On the first day, tours were held at Waste Recycling, Nortel Networks, Computers for Schools and Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada. Later, attendees were provided a delightful buffet at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and a ticket to an IMAX feature, as well as a shuttle to the Casino.

The opening plenary on October 25 included a keynote address by Dr. Susan Strasser, a history professor at the University of Delaware, who discussed her observations about our relationship to material goods. The concurrent sessions were informative and well attended — especially the session on the assessment of Ontario’s Waste Diversion Organization.

The lunch plenary featured articulate environmental crusader Elizabeth May, executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada, who gave a provocative presentation on waste management conundrums and solutions. Further sessions discussed organics management, stewardship initiatives across the country and global recycling markets. On the evening of October 25 attendees partook in a tasty visit to the By Ward Market and a late night bash that included bongo jamming.

For more information contact John Hanson, 416-960-1025 ext. 13 or john@rco.on.ca


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