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Concurrent Session: The Landscape -- Provincial Updates

Friday April 29, 10:30 a.m. -  12:00 p.m. Capital A Room
       Sponsored by Product Care Recycling

Moderator: Sean Homenick, SARCAN Recycling

Update from Manitoba -- Mike Fernandes, Strategymakers

Speaker picMike Fernandes owns and operates StrategyMakers Consulting Inc. providing strategic advisory and project management support services to governments, public sector agencies, non-profit organizations and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in two areas of specialty:
•    environmental sustainability;
•    organizational strategy, management and leadership.
Over his 25+ year career, Mike has successfully completed numerous projects in a wide range of sectors both within Manitoba and across Canada.
Particularly relevant to this event, Mike has extensive experience working in the areas of product stewardship, Extended Producer Responsibility, Circular Economy and waste recycling and diversion.
Mike holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Economics from the University of Winnipeg and an M.B.A. from the IH Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

Alberta Moves Toward Circularity -- Christina Seidel, Recycling Council of Alberta

Speaker picChristina holds a PhD in Engineering Management, a Masters degree in Environmental Design (Environmental Science), as well as a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.  She operates sonnevera international corp., a waste reduction consulting firm, and is the current Executive Director of the Recycling Council of Alberta. Christina loves rural life, choosing to live on a farm near Bluffton, Alberta, where her and her family raise Warmblood horses, and enjoy many other outdoor activities.


Update on from the Ministry: Solid Waste Strategy and Packaging Regulations -- Brienne Bennett, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

Speaker picBrie Bennett is a Senior Waste Management Coordinator with the Waste Stewardship and Recycling Unit of the Ministry of Environment. Brie holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Environmental Management from the University of Saskatchewan and has been involved in waste management and recycling personally and professionally for over a decade. She has a specific interest in organics waste management and composting.



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