Industrial Symbiosis: A Key Plank in a Circular Economy – Oct 20, 2020 – Timo Makinen

WEBINAR –  Industrial Symbiosis: A Key Plank in a Circular Economy

Speaker: Timo Makinen, Director of Operations for NISP® Canada

When: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Registration: Free, please register here

Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, resilient, and equitable restart following the pandemic. All events in the series can be seen here.

In an effort to practice business more sustainably, many regions are working towards circular economies. These economies aim to decouple economic growth from resource consumption by designing out waste and pollution; keeping products and materials in use rather than disposing of them; and by developing regenerative, natural systems.

Industrial symbiosis is an important aspect of this activity. It is the process by which wastes or by-products of an industry or industrial process become the raw materials or inputs for another.

Join us as Timo Makinen presents on the NISP® model for delivering industrial symbiosis. Benefits achieved using the NISP® model include waste reduction, improved resource efficiency, less materials sent to the landfill, and fewer GHGs and air pollutants, among others.

About the presenter

Timo Makinen has over 30 years of experience working on a variety of energy and environmental issues globally. He holds a chemical engineering degree from the University of Toronto, and MBA /MRM degrees from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He is a registered professional engineer in B.C., and Past Chair and a member of the board of the national not-for-profit, “Tree Canada”.

Timo is currently the Director of Operations for NISP® Canada, a circular economy-based initiative aimed at re-purposing wastes, increasing resource efficiency, reducing environmental impacts, and delivering other such triple bottom line benefits.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering co-presents this speaker series as part of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, in partnership with UVic Civil Engineering, and supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.