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Michael Moore to speak at RCO Conference

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) has announced the signing of Academy Award winner Michael Moore as keynote s...

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) has announced the signing of Academy Award winner Michael Moore as keynote speaker for its upcoming May 4-6 spring conference in Markham, Ontario. On Wednesday, May 5, at 9:30 am, Moore will deliver the keynote address to delegates attending the RCO annual conference.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to involve Mr. Moore in this year’s event," says Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director of the RCO. "He promises to bring an interesting and most definitely controversial perspective to the issues of waste and the environment. Considering as well that Mr. Moore hails from Michigan, delegates including Ontario Minister of the Environment Leona Dombrowsky are assured a presentation like no other."

The RCO Conference takes place from May 4 to 6 at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Center and Spa in Markham. Conference sessions will focus on current waste issues facing Ontario and Canada including importing/exporting waste across international borders, the Ontario landfill crisis, the viability of thermal energy from waste incineration, and the recent introduction to Ontario of legislation regulating consumer product producers to pay a share of the cost of recycling the packaging of the products they sell in Ontario.

The general public can register for a half day, full day or the entire conference by going on-line to, or by calling 416-657-2797, ext. 4.


About the RCO: The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is a not for profit, multi-stakeholder environmental organization, whose mission is to inform and educate all members of society about the generation of waste, the avoidance of waste, the more efficient use of resources and the benefits and/or consequences of these activities.

About Michael Moore: Michael Moore is an author, filmmaker and political activist who is famous for his academy award winning documentary, Bowling for Columbine and Roger and Me. Moore has developed a trademark style of tackling major issues with a sharp sense of humor while maintaining a "regular guy" attitude, an approach that has helped him secure a reputation as both a razor-sharp humorist and one of America’s most fearless political commentators.

Media Please Note: A half hour press conference for media only will be held at 8:30 am prior to Mr. Moore’s presentation. For more information, and media accreditation for the 30-minute press conference, please contact:

Donald Wiedman
RCO Media Relations
Tel: 416-466-3627

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