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Omar Gatto

Dr. Omar Gatto graduated in environmental sciences with a thesis on urban waste management. Since 1997, he has worked in the sectors of integrated water cycle and waste, initially for the start of separate waste collection for over 500,000 inhabitants, then dealing with implementation of ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, […]

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Meegan Armstrong

Meegan Armstrong has been with the Ministry of Environment since 2008, and prior to that worked for 10 years with Metro Vancouver as liquid waste regulatory officer. In her current position as Unit Head in the EPR Section, she is proud to have had a role in the regulation and implementation of many of BC’s […]

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Kari Herlevi

Kari Herlevi is project director in Sitra’s Circular economy focus area and a multi-skilled circular economy expert. He has master’s degrees in finance and political sciences. Previously, Kari led the Green Growth programme at Tekes, which was associated with the circular economy and had a financing volume of more than 100 million euros. He also […]

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John Graham

For over 20 years John represented Safeway’s $5 billion business interests across Western Canada, most recently in the senior role of Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations. As part of his duties, John has had exposure to a wide range of sustainability issues, including being part of the company’s onboarding team for many waste […]

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Isabelle Couture

Isabelle Couture is the proud co-founder of Plastic-Free YYC, a non-profit aimed at reducing single-use and other unnecessary plastic by inspiring individuals, collaborating with businesses, and encouraging governing bodies to spark change. Born in Quebec City, Isabelle’s passion for sustainability and citizen-led action led her to pursue graduate studies in public administration at the University […]

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Dr. David Swann

Dr. David Swann graduated from the University of Alberta with his B.MSc. in 1971; with his M.D. in 1973; and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988. He practiced as a family physician from 1975 to 1984 and then as a public health consultant from 1988 to 2004. Dr. […]

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Chris Lindberg

Chris Lindberg leads the circular economy analysis unit within Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Plastics Initiative, which was formed to support Canada’s international and domestic leadership on zero plastic waste. This includes supporting the implementation of the international Ocean Plastics Charter and developing a coordinated federal-provincial-territorial approach to zero plastic waste. Chris has more than […]

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Amber Crawford

Amber Crawford is a Policy Advisor at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, a non-partisan, non-profit association that provides advocacy for Ontario’s 444 municipalities in their work to achieve shared goals and meet common challenges. For the past three years, Amber has worked on a variety of municipal issues and has developed a particular interest […]

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Charles Blanc & Tristan Surtees

Sans façon is an art practice who work internationally on projects ranging from temporary installations in public space, large scale permanent artwork, to collaborating with design teams on major infrastructure projects or developing and implementing city-wide strategies involving artists in discourse with a city. The majority of their work tempts interaction with the surroundings and […]

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Geoff Love

Geoff Love is President of Love Environment has been in the recycling and producer responsibility consulting business since the early 1980s. He was a researcher with RIS in 1983 working with city of Kitchener on what some say was the first commercial scale residential recycling program in North America. He is a co-founder of Extended […]

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