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Thursday, May 12 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Truth and Transparency in a Transforming Market: Innovating for a More Circular Economy
Track: Materials + Products

Shifting toward a more circular economy – amid ever-changing market dynamics – requires new thinking both about what materials go into a product and how those materials can be recycled at the end of that products’ useful life and who the necessary partners are along the way. Innovations and the thinking that led to those new ideas can be adopted across industries. “Truth & Transparency” are necessary ingredients in building trust among organizations and their stakeholders in order to achieve the greater good. This session will help participants identify shifting market expectations and opportunities for materials innovations leveraging a real-life market example.

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Speakers
avatar for Terry Gillis

Terry Gillis

President, Carpet Processing & Recycling
Gillis is president of Carpet Processing & Recycling, LLC and general manager at Recovery 1, Inc. Based in Tacoma, Washington, Recovery 1 develops machinery and processes that identify materials found in the Construction & Demolition waste stream that can be converted into usable/salable materials. For more than two decades, Recovery 1 has been pushing beyond simple resource recovery to exploring the most forward thinking solutions to... Read More →
avatar for Chris Turner

Chris Turner

Author, speaker, strategist, The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy
CHRIS TURNER is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom and the author of five books. His most recent book is How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change, a collection of his award-winning essays and feature writing. His 2011 book, The Leap was a National Business Book Award finalist; the Globe and Mail called it "one of the most... Read More →
avatar for David Wilkerson

David Wilkerson

Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
As corporate director of sustainability and product stewardship at Shaw Industries, David Wilkerson is responsible for identifying, planning and leading key sustainability initiatives for the expansive portfolio of flooring products the company manufactures and supplies, including carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient and stone and tile flooring. In this capacity, he works closely with the commercial and residential sales and marketing teams as... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Cascade 1