Globe 2020 Business Summit
February 26, 2020
The Globe 2020 Summit took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Feb. 10–13. The largest and longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation showcase in North America saw thousands of delegates attend the conference.
CIAC and its members were sponsors and active participants of the conference where they focused on reducing and eliminating plastic waste and how to develop a circular economy for plastics.
NOVA Chemicals, Interpipeline, BASF, DOW, and Pyrowave all took part in the Innovation Showcase where they spoke to attendees about their projects and initiatives that are helping make a circular economy for plastics possible.
CIAC hosted a panel presentation entitled Industry and Innovation: How to get to zero plastic waste. Panelists discussed the tangible steps industry is taking and needs to take in order to get to the ultimate goal of eliminating plastic waste. The discussion explored innovations, industry efforts to address ocean plastic waste in developing countries and creating opportunities for developed countries to meaningfully achieve zero plastic waste.
Thanks to our panelists for taking part in this important discussion. Panelists included: Marcelo Lu (BASF Canada), Sarah Marshall (NOVA Chemicals), Ron Soreano (Coca-Cola), Jocelyn Doucet (Pyrowave), Christina Seidel (Recycling Council of Alberta).
Lastly, CIAC hosted a roundtable discussion: Building Markets to Enable a Circular Economy for Plastics. The roundtable brought together experts and key stakeholders in the post-consumer plastics space. Participants broke out into three groups: the supply-side, the demand-side, and policy and regulatory considerations. Each group explored the barriers of developing a functional post-consumer plastics market.