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A diverse group of leading circular economy experts and practitioners that are providing guidance and mentorship to the P2P Network participants.



Environmental Coordinator, Resource Recovery, Town of BanffEnvironmental Coordinator, Resource Recovery, Town of BanffCarla coordinates the Town of Banff’s zero waste initiatives, supporting the community’s goal to divert 70% of waste by 2028 and ultimately send zero waste to landfill by 2050. Growing up in Calgary, Banff has always been Carla’s backyard and outdoor playground. She is continually inspired by Banff’s community and commitment to environmental sustainability. Carla is excited to develop programs that help Banff become a circular community, and believes strongly in the environmental, social and economic benefits of system design for zero waste., Carla BitzCarla Bitz
Chief Executive Officer ReLondonChief Executive Officer ReLondonWayne is the Chief Executive Officer of ReLondon, where he is responsible for helping London’s boroughs to reduce waste and increase recycling rates, and helping to accelerate the development of a low carbon circular economy. He has been working for ReLondon since 2008. Prior to this, he was the Head of Waste Policy at the Greater London Authority. Wayne is a trustee on the board of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management. He has 25 years’ experience in the waste and resource management industry., Wayne HubbardWayne Hubbard
Executive Director, Smart Cities Office, Guelph-WellingtonExecutive Director, Smart Cities Office, Guelph-WellingtonBarbara Swartzentruber is currently the Executive Director of the Smart Cities Office at Guelph-Wellington. She is also appointed to the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada. As winners’ of Canada’s Smart City Challenge, the City and County of Wellington, are collaborating with public and private sector partners to create Canada’s first Circular Food Economy. Barbara has more than 30 years of experience in public sector innovation at the local, provincial and national levels. She has taught public policy, community development and advocacy at several Canadian universities., Barb SwartzentruberBarb Swartzentruber
Cities Lead, Circle EconomyCities Lead, Circle EconomyBlake leads the Cities Programme at Circle Economy, a non-profit co-operative based in Amsterdam that supports businesses, cities and nations to transition toward the circular economy. For over 10 years, he has worked on issues of urban sustainability, focusing on how resources can be better used in cities to improve lives and reduce environmental impacts. In his current role, he works with city stakeholders to identify, prioritize and implement actions that enable more circular resource management at the city scale. Prior to this, he worked with ICLEI on promoting circular development and sustainable mobility in African cities., Blake RobinsonBlake Robinson
Manager of Circular Economy and Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto Manager of Circular Economy and Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto Meaghan is the Manager of the City of Toronto's Circular Economy and Innovation unit in the Solid Waste Management Services Division. Meaghan is working to advance Toronto's aspirational goals of zero waste and becoming Ontario's first city with a circular economy. Her current focus is on ramping up efforts to incorporate circular principles in City procurements, projects, and communications strategies. Meaghan has proudly been part of many first-of-their-kind projects for the City of Toronto, including the Baselining for a Circular Toronto circular city scan and Toronto's first project to generate renewable natural gas from Green Bin organic waste., Meaghan DavisMeaghan Davis
Executive Director, OneEarthExecutive Director, OneEarthDr. Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of OneEarth, a Vancouver-based environmental ‘think and do tank’ creating and imagining sustainable ways of living in cities and around the world. OneEarth collaborates with partners including C40 Cities to transform how people live their lives – what they need, what they consume and produce, and what they aspire to – enabling everyone to live good quality lives within their fair share of our planet’s resources. Vanessa is also a Senior Research Fellow at Utrecht University. She holds a Doctorate and studied at Queen’s University, Oxford, UBC and Harvard., Vanessa TimmerVanessa Timmer
Cities Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Cities Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Sarah O’Carroll is the Cities Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Cities Programme focuses on supporting cities to accelerate the circular economy transition within their cities, by providing city government officials with the tools and resources that they need to shape ambitious policies and collaborate with the private sector, higher education institutions, NGOs and other stakeholders to support long lasting systemic change., Sarah O'CarrollSarah O'Carroll


The CCRI is a collaboration of the National Zero Waste Council,
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Recycling Council of Alberta, and RECYC-QUÉBEC.