BIL 2015

March 21-22nd at Imperial Vancouver. Doors open at 8am. Opening remarks begin at 9:30AM.

Emily McGill


I coordinate research and marketing for a company that sells compostable food ware, and I consult for the National Zero Waste Council Product Design and Packaging Working Group. I volunteer with a charity named Women in Dawah that provides food funding for immigrants, and with the non-profit Society Promoting Environmental Conservation’s Waste Committee, which is who I’m presenting on behalf of!

Talk Title: To have your voice heard, Just Ask

Premise: Companies change their behaviour based on consumer demand
Call to Action: Ask companies the questions you wonder but don’t voice, and watch what happens

A flash talk (2-5 min) encouraging consumers to engage with companies to reduce waste, through simply asking the questions they want answered:
> why does my favourite restaurant use Styrofoam take out containers?
> what’s the carbon footprint of this water bottle?
> can I have that in a mug? why isn’t that the norm?
It will mark the launch of a Twitter account and hash tag #JustAsk. This is one outgrowth of a multi-faceted effort on the part of the SPEC waste committee for consumer engagement around waste.