Company Update: Zero-Waste parties, policy development and bio-polymers

BSI Biodegradable Solutions has had a great start to 2014.

In January and February 2014, the company engaged the product and packaging working group meetings under the direction of Metro Vancouver. BSI team members contributed information on the opportunities and limitations of compostable packaging to the regions’ Zero Waste policy development.

In March, the BSI team began work on the company’s first full sustainability report, gathering and reporting data on our products’ impact on the material & waste streams for our customers. Now in its final editing stage, the 33 page report outlines our work on the Bésics 6 sustainability platform comprised of: materials, manufacturing, worker standards, health & safety, compostability & carbon footprint. We are pleased to be reporting on our internal work as a company and are very pleased to be able to connect it with GRI reporting requirements for our customers. We look forward to completion in Summer 2014.

April 2014, Our CEO, Susanna Carson was invited to Co-chair the Packaging design working group for the National Zero Waste Council – a cross-sector leadership initiative bringing together governments, businesses, and non-government organizations to advance a national waste prevention and reduction agenda in Canada.

May, 2014 saw BSI Biodegradable Solutions in Philadelphia, PA. Our CEO, Susanna Carson co-presented with Annalisa Zainol, head of purchasing for the Vancouver Aquarium. The duo were the wrap up plenary at the Smithers Rapra North American Bio-polymers Symposium – “Connecting end users with the latest applications, the most innovative technologies and the most reliable suppliers.” Susanna was described as “one of the best presenters there” (Dick Lilly, conference committee member).

Also in May, BSI team members presented a new volunteer and vendor training session for Eurofest – a “zero-waste” celebration of food and culture from across Europe.

What’s next…. Stay tuned!

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