Jamie’s experience is in solid waste management from both a ground level and a policymaking perspective. Jamie’s area of expertise lies within international best practices in Zero Waste, and in respect to internationally accepted Zero Waste policies and programs. He works with fellow policy advisors to create strong, practical and enforceable policies that drive change towards Zero Waste.
Jamie developed his policymaking experience here in Canada via the Recycling Council of BC (between 2006 and 2014), as an active member of the Metro Vancouver Disposal Ban Effectiveness working group (as of 2013), and of the Recycle First Coalition, a group of 12 of the largest processors in BC dedicated to providing quality input to the revision of Metro Vancouver’s bylaw 181, that governs the licensing and structure of Solid Waste Management in the Region of Metro Vancouver (between 2013 and 2016).
Jamie developed his international policymaking experience as a panel advisor for the United Labs Technical Panel for UL2799 Zero Waste to Landfill Certification Standard (as of 2013), and as an active member of the certification committee for the Zero Waste International Alliance policy group (as of 2014), where Jamie chaired the International Zero Waste Definition and the International Zero Waste Hierarchy working groups.
Jamie has in addition moderated and presented both locally and internationally at Zero Waste conferences from the United States to the Philippines. With over 27 years of experience in the resource management sector, Jamie represents the lead policy advisor for Zero Waste Canada, and board member of the Zero Waste International Alliance (as of 2014).
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