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Session I:  Co-Creating a Clean Stream -- Tackling Contamination

Friday, May 19, 10:30 - Noon -- Da Vinci Room

BVGet That Garbage Outta Here! – Betsy Varghese, Dillon Consulting

Betsy's love of garbage began at the age of 10 when she was asked to attend the opening of Kingston's recycling facility on behalf of her school and write an article about recycling for the school newspaper. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Queen's University and leads the national Waste Management group at Dillon Consulting.

Betsy has contributed to a range of waste management assignments for public and private sector clients across Canada. Betsy's areas of expertise include reviewing existing programs and initiatives and identifying areas for improvement in order for diversion goals to be achieved, developing and implementing public and stakeholder consultation programs and securing permits and approvals for waste management facilities.

DMDealing with Recycling Contamination (aka: Keeping Diapers, Samurai Swords, Kittens, Needles and other non-recyclables out of the Blue Carts) -- Daniel Mireault, City of Saskatoon

Daniel Mireault is an Environmental Coordinator for the City of Saskatoon.  In this position, he works on a variety of waste diversion initiatives, including the residential recycling programs and the City’s waste diversion strategy.  He serves on the board of the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council.

Daniel holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.  In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, and riding his bike.