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Plastic Waste Challenge – Ideation Session

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AST

Join us on January 18th at 1:00pm for the Plastic Waste Challenge – Ideation SessionOn January 18th, IGNITE is hosting the “Plastic Waste Challenge – Ideation Session.” at the newly opened Halifax Pier21 at 1209 Marginal Road.

This event will consist of three-afternoon sessions from 1:00pm-3:30pm AST, followed by a networking session until 5pm. If you are unable to attend in person, there is a virtual attendance option at registration. The Plastic Waste Challenge Ideation Session will take a deep dive into the Plastic Waste Challenge. Throughout the afternoon sessions, you will hear from Sobeys representatives about their current use of styrofoam trays and plastic wrap and why they are searching for an alternative. You will learn about the possibilities of creating a more sustainable product, and the materials that could or could not be recycled. Finally, we will present the Plastic Waste Challenge, our proposed timeline and the requirements for participation.

At the end of the Ideation Session there will be an opportunity to network with other members of industry and IGNITE, Divert NS, ACOA, and Sobeys. “Plastic Waste Challenge – Ideation Session” IGNITE has partnered with ACOA, DivertNS and Sobeys Inc. to deliver a pitch competition called the Sobeys Plastic Waste Challenge. The purpose of this competition is to find alternatives for fish, meat and produce packaging for use in Sobeys Inc. locations. The winner of the competition will begin discussions with Sobeys about launching a pilot program in select Sobeys Inc. locations throughout Atlantic Canada. The winner will also receive a cash prize, a connection with ACOA and a residency spot with IGNITE Atlantic.

Location: This event will be hosted at IGNITE’s new facility at the Pier located at 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7. We will also be welcoming virtual attendees via zoom if you are unable to attend the event at IGNITE’s facility in Halifax. Refreshments and snacks will be provided at the networking event at 3:30 – 5:00pm for all in-person attendees. (If you have any dietary restrictions please email those concerns to This event will run from 1:00pm – 5:00pm and will require registration for both in-person and virtual access. Unable to join us in Halifax? No worries! Register as a virtual attendee today and we will send a Zoom link prior to the event so you can enjoy the summit from your own office!



January 18
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AST
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Pier 21
1209 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7 Canada
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