Zero Waste International Alliance Conference Featuring Dan Phillips

Zero Waste International Alliance Conference Featuring Dan Phillips

by Jamie September 01, 2014

If you’ve been following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, then you probably know about our passion for Zero Waste and a sustainable economy. In fact, our General Manager, Jamie Kaminski, is also a Board Member of the Zero Waste Canada non-profit organization. Needless to say, environmentally friendly practice is our way of life both in and out of the office.

That’s why we’re incredibly excited about the Zero Waste International Alliance Conference, advocating the elimination of landfill use and incineration. The conference will be held from October 2-4 in Nanaimo, B.C., featuring keynote speakers from around the world.


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One of these speakers is Dan Phillips, who you may recognize from his Ted Talk. Dan will be at #ZWIA14 on October 3rd and talking about how he creatively designs and builds homes from recycled and reclaimed materials. Phillips doesn’t believe in conventional ideals of what a home should look like “because striving for perfection is what ultimately creates a landfill of waste”.


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A roof made from old license plates? A beer tap faucet? Toilet seat tiles? This is Phillip’s signature style of creating incredible homes with unwanted items. Not only are his designs practical, durable, and aesthetically beautiful, they’re also affordable options for those looking to get into the market place.

If you’re interested in hearing Dan speak, register for the ZWIA conference. We encourage you to partake in the discussion and have your voice heard. Follow the conversation and hashtag #ZWIA14 in your tweets and posts! For sponsorship and attendance, please check the href=”″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener” shape=”rect”>Zero Waste Canada website for more details.


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