VISIONQUEST ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES CORP. Exhibitor at 2015 National Compost Conference (Sept 16-18, GATINEAU, QUEBEC).

GATINEAU, QUEBEC - VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. attended and exhibited at the 2015 National Compost Conference (September 16th – 19th, 2015) entitled Partnerships. Over 250 professionals in the composting industry from across Canada joined to discuss strategies towards the war on food waste and innovative ideas to minimize the amount of organic resource material lost to landfill. For Dave Douglas, President of VisionQuest Environmental, this is approximately the twentieth Canadian Composting Council conference he has been at, having attended his first in 1993. “It is fantastic to see the innovation and visionary strides and advancements being made to address and divert food material from landfill. Many of us veterans who have been in the industry for over 25 years are inspired by the youth and new ideas that the next generation is bringing forward. I remember when everyone in the room had hair, and that was a very long time ago for some”, joked Douglas.

PressRelCompostingDave Douglas possess with Nora Goldstein, Editor of BioCycle in front of the VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. exhibit booth at the 2015 National Composting Conference in Gatineau, Quebec.

 

Dave represented GLAD Canada with information and sample products offered to Canadian municipalities to assist with the design and implementation of highly effective food organics diversion strategies that incorporate the GLAD Compostable Bag as a collection catalyst. Panel discussions included a session with the Quebec Ministere du Developpement durable, Environnement, et Lutte contres les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) pertaining to overcoming challenges to achieving the organics waste ban in Quebec by 2020. The Bureau de Normalisation du Quebec (BNQ) discussed updates to the BNQ standard. Sophie Taillefer of Recyc-Quebec provided delegates with an outstanding overview pertaining to Organics Recycling in Quebec: Present and Future Composting & Anaerobic Digestion Projects and their Deciding Factors. Ashley Burke of Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) for Newfoundland & Labrador injected humour into her update on the game plan for organics residual management in Newfoundland & Labrador. Delegates were privileged to hear a presentation by Odette Menard, Ministere de l’Agriculture, Des Pecheries et de l’Alimentation du Quebec (MAPAQ) at the Canadian War Museum as she spoke on fighting for soil health.