Resource Recovery Partnership Conference 2018


Featured Speaker of The Week


Mr. Stephen Sikra

Section Head, Proctor & Gamble 

Mr. Stephen Sikra will share his passionate views on how an integrated approach to the Circular Economy and Sustainable Materials Management is essential to a sustainable economy.

Mr. Sikra’s expertise and experience:

  • Materials Science Engineer with a background in process development, package development and product supply operations
  • Chairperson, Rigids Committee, Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR),
  • Advisory Board Member, Closed Loop Fund (CLF),
  • Executive Board Member, The Recycling Partnership (TRP),
  • Steering Committee Member, Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG)
  • Technical Advisor, Materials Recovery For the Future project (MMRF).

Keynote Address: Thursday, June 21, 10:45 a.m.; Circular Economy & Sustainable Materials Management – An Integrated Approach | agenda

On behalf of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), we invite you to join us for the fifth annual Resource Recovery Partnership Conference on Thursday June 21 and Friday June 22, 2018 at the University of Waterloo.

This event is intended to bring together international experts, policy makers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to explore how the advancements in resource recovery technologies and the pursuit of a sustainable economy are changing the way we interact with our world.

The goal of the two-day interactive conference is to address the critical components required in the journey towards zero waste and a sustainable economy. Our panels of experts will share insights and invite audience feedback on the following topics:

  • Circular economy: is there an integrated approach to sustainable energy and sustainable materials management?

  • Competing philosophies of the sustainable economy: is there “one” right answer?

  • Waste as feedstocks – technology – end markets: can we close the loop to maximize resource efficiency?

  • Exploring the versatility of recovery technologies: discover new methods and hidden sources of achieving sustainable energy

  • Charting the path to a sustainable economy by identifying the financial, legislative and market challenges, impediments and opportunities for advancing the “4th R” – resource recovery


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