CWMA Speaker Event & Discussion:
EPR in British Columbia: What’s on Deck!
Let’s Talk About Compressed Canisters, Mattresses, EV Batteries, and Medical Sharps
– EVENT DETAILS –
Friday, April 14, 2023
10:00 AM – Noon Pacific Time
BC’s Extended Producer Responsibility 5-year action plan outlines priority actions B.C. must take to advance as a leader in EPR and waste prevention including expansion of the categories of products in the EPR initiative. Next up will be Hybrid and electric vehicle batteries and other battery types / Mattresses and foundations / Compressed canisters, such as single-use camping fuel and fire extinguishers / Medical sharps used by people at home.
An important first step for all of us who will manage this, is understanding more about the specific categories, the anticipated challenges, and the potential successes. Join us for this knowledge-building primer on the categories that are next up!
– COST –
CWMA Members $20 | Non-Members $25
+GST | Includes cost for the session and a handy follow up summary.
Note: CWMA’s base operating budget relies on event revenue and member fees in equal measure: we are grateful for your support! Pricing has been kept low to ensure everyone can attend, but if the price is still a barrier for you to participate, please be in touch with us. Differential pricing options for students and non-profits is available.
– AGENDA –
– VIRTUAL NOTES –
CWMA uses the Zoom Platform for events.
Dial-in option is available but participants must confirm the dial-in phone number to be admitted to the event.
Details on how it will all work will be sent in advance.
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Meegan has worked in the area of environmental protection since 1995 and with the MOECCS since 2008. For over ten years she was Unit Head in the Extended Producer Responsibility Section in the Ministry. Meegan is proud to have had a role in the regulating and implementation of many of BC’s nationally recognized Extended Producer Responsibility Programs, including the expansion to the electronics product category in 2012, and North America’s first EPR program for packaging and printed products, in 2014.
She is currently heading a team implementing several initiatives under CleanBC’s Plastics Action Plan. Meegan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, and a Diploma in Environmental Protection Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver.
Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA)
Delphine Lagourgue is Vice-President of Stewardship Programs at the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA), a Producer Responsibility Organization that develops and manages take-back programs for unwanted medications and used sharps. Delphine earned her LLM in Law from the University of Nottingham and started her career as a legal counsel in Paris. In 2006, she relocated to Canada and began working for Canadian Tire, where she held various positions in regulatory and stewardship programs compliance.
Between 2013 and 2018, Delphine worked for Product Care as Ontario Program Director and for Call2Recycle as Director, Central Canada. Delphine joined HPSA in 2019 as Director of Programs and since then has been using her expertise in EPR to improve the delivery of efficient and effective take back programs.
Penticton and Area Cooperative Enterprises (PACE)
Stacey has been the Operations Manager of PACE since 2020. This is her first venture into the world of social enterprise and recycling, and she swears she will never go back to the purely-for-profit world again. Stacey is passionate about PACE’s social mandate. She’s a strong advocate for flexibility, understanding and support in the workplace, and believes that workers with barriers are a highly underrated and overlooked pool of talent.
Stacey’s long term goal for PACE is to have a new location in the next 3 to 5 years that houses a collective of social purpose organizations and recycling initiatives, that share resources and work together to better meet the social and environmental needs of the community.
Product Stewardship Institute (PSI)
Scott Cassel is a leader in the product stewardship movement, with over 40 years of experience tackling waste management issues in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
As CEO and Founder of the Product Stewardship Institute, Scott oversees research, design, and stakeholder engagement to develop and advocate for EPR policies.
In 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) appointed Scott to its Marine Debris Foundation board of directors, where he works on policy, infrastructure development, and innovative technologies to clean up and prevent pollution of our waterways and ocean.
Kristen is the Director of Western Canada for Call2Recycle and oversees the provincially mandated battery collection and recycling program across Western Canada. Kristen works closely with various stakeholders to increase battery recycling awareness and maximize battery diversion from landfills. Kristen has experience helping organizations with opportunities and challenges related to environmental affairs, sustainability, product stewardship, and communications.
Kristen is a graduate of the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Communications from Royal Roads University, with a focus on environmental sustainability and the prevention of greenwashing related to consumer products.
Host: Sheila Molloy
Coast Waste Management Association
Sheila is the Executive Director of Coast Waste Management Association where she builds and facilitates forums for the solid waste management industry across BC to share knowledge and work toward solutions. This great role is one of many contracts over her 27 years as an interim executive in operations, strategy, and marketing projects across North America.
Sheila holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree with Distinction, a Diploma in Creative Communications, and was inducted as a lifetime member to Beta Gamma Sigma the international business honour society.