RCBC 2020 Webinar Series

Share Reuse Repair webinar

Join RCBC as we host a webinar focused on Share, Reuse and Repair (SRR), three important pillars that contribute to a circular economy.

  • Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Hear from the following subject matter experts as they share their experiences and best practices as we shift behaviours towards access over ownership, repair cafes, and the sharing economy:

  • Rosemary Cooper is the Project Director at the Share Reuse Repair Initiative where she works to bring community, business and government together to create a vibrant sharing, reuse and repair sector that is a meaningful carbon and waste solution, enables people to live well within household budgets and fosters more resilient and sustainable local economies.

  • Rae Stewart is the Waste Reduction Facilitator for the Regional District of Central Okanagan and has been instrumental in organizing the successful repair cafés in the region. Rae will be sharing her knowledge, and best practices on hosting a repair café of your own.

  • Anne Auriat is the Manager of the Edson & District Recycling Society (E.D.R.S.). Since 1997, the society has operated The Take It or Leave It Reuse Centre; this initiative diverts approximately 120 metric tonnes of material from landfill every month. Based on the success of the original reuse centre, the E.D.R.S. has expanded to also include a Building Material Reuse Centre. Anne will share how these reuse centres have become a local profitable success, and how operations have been adjusted due to COVID-19. 

  • Brandon Seegmiller has been with Hewlett Packard (HP) for 12 years and drives the company's resuse, repair and recycling legislative policy programs in North America. Brandon works closely with stakeholders to steer responsible legislation, and is leading a coalition of electronics manufacturers to introduce policy to create greater stability for existing reuse and recycling programs. Brandon will be sharing information on HP's repairability initiatives and policy elements of the Right to Repair movement.

  • Brian Wong is the Outreach & Education Coordinator for the City of Vancouver’s Zero Waste & Resource Recovery Department. The Outreach & Education Program is focused on promoting, educating and developing programs towards the City’s ZeroWaste2040 goals. Some of these programs include: Community (Pop-Up) Reuse & Recycling Drop off events, Repair Workshops, Community Litter Cleanups and school workshops. Brian will be sharing how the City is developing plans to move forward with their Zero Waste initiatives with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Tickets are $19 for RCBC members, $29 for non-members. If you are unsure of your membership status or would like to become a RCBC member, please email Jessie Christophersen at jessie(at)rcbc.ca.




October 22, 2020 -- Regulatory Updates From Across Canada

This webinar is an overview of regulatory changes in recycling and the advancement of a circular economy that will affect both business and local governments across Canada. Proposed and pending changes in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and the maritime provinces will be discussed. One key focus will be the move to regulate single-use items under EPR in BC. 

This webinar will be presented in partnership with the Recycling Council of Alberta.