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NISP® Canada – Circular Economy Workshop (Victoria, BC)

October 23, 2019, 9:30 am1:30 pm

NISP® Canada and Coast Waste Management Association are thrilled to announce that the first Circular Economy-based Business Opportunities Workshop on Vancouver Island will be held in Victoria on Wednesday, October 23 at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort. The workshop will be held on the first day of the Coast Waste Management Association Annual Conference & Trade Show.
Coast Waste Management Association Annual Conference & Trade Show is the premier waste management industry and networking event on Vancouver Island. The goal of this annual event is to bring together leaders in the waste management community to exchange knowledge, inspire solutions, and build essential connections.
NISP® Canada helps companies and other types of organizations to identify opportunities for resource collaboration. Primarily focused on material exchange, but also including other resources such as research expertise, transportation, and logistics, NISP® has been shown in 35 other regions around the globe to be an effective mean of creating economic, environmental and social benefits to businesses and surrounding communities.
This workshop aims to:
  • Find ways of turning waste by-products into valued resource inputs.
  • Reduce waste management costs.
  • Generate new business opportunities.
  • Increase the size and diversity of your business network.
  • Identify means of improving environmental performance.
  • Expand the regional circular economy and drive innovation.
Workshop agenda:
  • Networking breakfast.
  • Welcoming remarks, keynote speaker, and overview workshop format.
  • Round-table idea generation and resource matching (1.5 to 2 hours).
  • Recap of the day’s achievements and synergies discovered.
  • Light lunch with additional networking and to launch post-workshop follow-up by NISP® practitioners.
The principle behind Industrial Symbiosis is simple: Instead of being thrown away or destroyed, surplus resources generated by a manufacturing or ‘maker’ process are captured and then redirected for use as a new input for another process by one or more other companies, providing a mutual benefit or symbiosis.
These mutually profitable links are not restricted to materials. Other potential linkages can be based on such resources as: energy, wastewater, transportation, warehousing and expertise.
If you want to build your business network, achieve cost savings, generate sales from new markets, and contribute towards creating an environmentally sustainable economy – register now!
After the workshop, participants will receive reports regarding matches made during the workshop.
Practitioners will provide follow-up to move ideas into business realities.
Who has attended NISP® Canada workshops?
Past workshops participants include:
BCIT, Douglas College, Faculty Brewing, Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc., Geocycle, Kruger, Lush Cosmetics, Naturally Crafted, New West Gypsum Recycling, NORAM, Pace Chemicals Ltd., Port Metro Vancouver, Purdy’s Chocolatier, Royal Printers, Superior Tray Systems, Univar, Vancouver Airport Authority, Voltberg Controls, Weyerhaeuser.
What Did They Say?
‘Industrial symbiosis presents a great opportunity to reduce our ecological footprint while improving our business efficiency.’
– J. Thwaites, LUSH Cosmetics
‘NISP® has shifted my view of waste from being a liability to being an asset.’– V. Chiu, World of Walas
‘Found the event very useful and gratifying; it gave me options to find solutions.’ – M. Lozano, Faculty Brewing Co.
‘Found ways to improve our products by using other’s waste streams.’ – S. Dean, Milepost Manufacturing Ltd.
Contact us to learn more about how NISP® can benefit your business: info@nispcanada.ca or call 604-677-3126 #9307
Yours sincerely,
The NISP Canada Team


October 23, 2019
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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NISP Canada
COAST Waste Management Association


Westin Bear Mountain
1999 Country Club Way,
Victoria, BC Canada
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