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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Zero Waste presents paper at major BC conference

Zero Waste Vancouver will present a paper next week to an audience of 250 local government officials who will be seeking ideas for moving "from awareness to action" in making their communities sustainable.

Joining a line-up of internationally known speakers including Bill Rees, developer of the ecological footprint tool, Zero Waste Vancouver coordinator Helen Spiegelman will show how local governments hold the key to moving "From Unbridled Consumerism to Zero Waste" but must first overcome a daunting barrier: the feeling it is their responsibility to pick up after the consumer society by providing convenient disposal of society's discards. This paper builds on work done by Spiegelman for the US-based Product Policy Institute, but uses Metro Vancouver as a case example.

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