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28th Annual National Organics Recycling Conference
Final Proceedings

Thursday | Friday

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH
Opening Plenary Session
(9:00-10:00am)
    Return to Your Roots … Compost!
Bienvenue & Welcome to the World of Organics Recycling in Québec

    Healthy Soils, Healthy Planet
Jocelyn Michon, Ferme Jocelyn Michon Inc.

Concurrent Sessions
(10:30am-12:00pm)
  1. Organics Recycling Programs:
    From Implementation to Reality


    Advances in Organics Recycling in Québec
    Sophie Taillefer and Mariane Maltais-Guilbault, Recyc-Québec

    Organics Recycling in Vermont and the Food Waste Ban of 2020
    Natasha Duarte, Composting Association of Vermont

    Disaster Recovery: What to do When the Compost Hits the Fan
    Geoff Boyd, Walker Environmental

  2. The Big Picture: From Policy to Action

    Options Available to Implement Provincial Organics Diversion Policy
    Danielle Thomassin and Viviane Juneau, Ministère de l’Environnement, du Développement Durable et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques (MDDELCC)

    The North American Initiative on Organic Waste Diversion and Processing
    David Donaldson, Commission for Environmental Cooperation

    Toward Zero Landfilling of Biosolids in Canada: Current Situation and Perspectives
    Marc Hébert, Expert and Trainer

    Bureau de Normalisation du Québec – Standardization Programs
    Jean Couture, Bureau de Normalisation du Québec


Plenary Sessions
(1:20-3:30pm)
    The Marin Carbon Project & Carbon Farming  
    Torri Estrada and Dr. Jeff Creque,
    Marin Carbon Project


    
Carbon Farming – Cause for Action
    Don Lobb


    
The Role of Proficiency Testing in
     Compost Analysis

    Robert Miller, CAP Program



Concurrent Sessions
(4:00-5:00pm)
  1. MBT: A Question of Separation

    Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Pilot Project: Processing Phase
    Yves Bernard, CRIQ and Marcelle Tremblay, Gazon Savard Saguenay

    Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Pilot Project: Compost Refinement
    Yves Bernard, CRIQ and Marcelle Tremblay, Gazon Savard Saguenay

  2. New Influencers in Our Industry

    Composting for the Cannabis Industry
    Paul Larouche and Travis Ahearn, Brome Compost

    Managing Used Single-Use Coffee Pods: Two Directions for Use
    i.  Club Coffee   
        John Pigott, Club Coffee
        Dr. Calvin Lakhan, York University

    ii. Nespresso
       Ferdinand Tchounkeo, Nespresso

Plenary Sessions
(5:00-6:00pm)
    The Effect of Mineral Deficiencies in the
    Soil on Mental Health

   Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD Professor Emerita
   Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary




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