Circular Economy Summit
The goal of the summit was to raise awareness about the circular economy and how it is advancing nationally and internationally. It highlighted Nova Scotia businesses that demonstrate the circular economy in their business models, as well as local research on the sharing economy.
Divert NS, in partnership with Nova Scotia Environment, hosted a one day summit to bring together key stakeholders to discuss the Circular Economy. The goal of the event was to raise awareness about the circular economy, learn how it is advancing in other parts of Canada and abroad, and to determine how Nova Scotia might find opportunity by connecting to this concept. The Summit highlighted several Nova Scotia businesses that demonstrate the circular economy through their existing business models. The Summit also highlighted research being done within government and also at a local university, and explored the benefits of the sharing economy. Almost 80 people attended the Circular Economy Summit, representing a wide variety of organizations, including provincial and municipal governments, university and academic institutions, private businesses, non-profits, and reuse organizations.
- Circular Economy Overview & Highlights Across Canada by Christina Seidel, National Zero Waste Council
- Nova Scotia Perspective on the Circular Economy by Ray Côté, Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University
- Circular Economy Research Highlights: the Verschuren Centre by Andrew Swanson, Verschuren Centre, Cape Breton University
- Feedstock Potential from Agricultural Waste Streams and Crops by Jeff Wentzell, Nova Scotia Agriculture
- The Circular Economy and CarShare Atlantic by Pam Cooley, CarShare Atlantic
- The Role of an Auto Recycler in North America by Andrew MacDonald, Auto Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada
- The Circular Economy and Value Village by Tony Shumpert, VP Supply Operations, Value Village
- Economic Benefits of the Sharing Economy by Fred Morley, Chief Economist, Nova Scotia Tourism Agency