Nanaimo British Columbia, has been selected as the host city for the 10th annual Zero Waste International Alliance’s (www.zwia.org) conference and dialogue on Oct 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2014. Zero Waste Canada, (www.zerowastecanada.ca) an affiliate of ZWIA will be organizing this Zero Waste conference in collaboration with local groups and individuals that brings together international Zero Waste advocates and experts to discuss authentic Zero Waste solutions that are key to sustainability communities.
International experts, grass roots organizations, representatives from both small and large business, academia, NGO’s and politicians will share Zero Waste ideas and success stories, best practices and proactive actions.
Speakers include representatives from Canada, U.S.A., Brazil, Mexico, Europe and Africa, as well as local experts.
Zero Waste solutions for managing discarded resources, eliminating and avoiding waste, creating local green jobs, sustainability and self-reliance will be included in the wide range of topics. The conference, the first of its kind in Canada, will benefit students, citizens, researchers, professionals and community leaders. October 2nd-4th 2014 in Nanaimo BC, will be a showcase for authentic Zero Waste solutions.
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Dispose, don’t pour!
Anything you pour down your drain, sink or toilet can eventually end up in our rivers or sea! Never dispose of liquids such as oils, grease, or hazardous liquids – like paint thinners or unused paint – by pouring them down the drain. Instead, collect them in one box and dispose with the rest of your waste. Keep them all in their individual packaging, to avoid possible chemical reactions. This will also make it easier for them to be identified during waste collection. If applicable, take them to your community collection point.
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