For this episode, we tried something new. 2 Wednesdays ago, we did our first live panel podcast, which happened at Wilfrid Laurier University for their Zero Waste Week 2019. You can probably guess what the topic of this discussion was. We chose a lineup of panelists, all with a diverse set of backgrounds, but all working on waste management or reduction in their on industry. While the conversation was focused on general waste reduction and management, there were so many important take homes for the cosmetic industry. Panelists included Robyn Hobbs, founder at a Waterloo-based ‘eco’ fashion and consulting company called Le Prix, Robyn also holds a masters in environmental studies. Ellin Park is the founder at KW’s first ‘zero waste’ store, located Uptown Waterloo called Zero Waste Bulk. Kathleen Barsoum is the co-ordinator for the Region of Waterloo Waste Management and has a wealth of knowledge about waste management practices. Finally, Sabine Weber s a professor at Seneca College in the School of Fashion, actively researches sustainable fashion, textile waste, and social innovation, and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Waterloo. I moderated the discussion and brought a voice from the cosmetics space. We talked waste… why we’re all passionate about the topic, issues we see in our own industries, waste management, waste reduction, and lots more. This will definitely be the first of many live panel podcasts. Our next one up will be in Toronto this coming Saturday for our Green Beauty Night, which I’m so excited about. This episode was originally recorded for my other podcast, Eco Cast by The Eco Market, but it was too good not to share here as well.