MMBC is a legal entity in BC with BC-based staff members that manage program operations, including the supply chain and promotional activities to engage residents.
The MMBC board includes:
- Paul Hazra, Overwaitea Food Group (Chair)
- John Coyne, Chair, Unilever Canada
- Robert Chant, Loblaw Companies Limited
Mr. Langdon is the primary contact between MMBC and its provincial regulators, supply chain partners and local community stakeholders. He is also responsible for the deployment of promotion and education activities, ensuring BC residents are aware of their recycling options, and for ensuring the MMBC program achieves its ambitious diversion targets.
Prior to joining MMBC, Mr. Langdon was the Vice President, Sustainability for the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing more than 43,000 retail and online merchants. In his role at RCC, Mr. Langdon was responsible for coordinating a proactive industry agenda to address a wide range of complex sustainability issues including climate change, sustainable packaging, EPR programs, responsible sourcing, and animal welfare. Prior to this role, he held a similar position at Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD), as Vice-President Environment and West, where he oversaw the Association’s government relations activities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Mr. Langdon has previously sat as a Director for several stewardship agencies in Canada including Encorp Pacific, the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) and the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA). Mr. Langdon is also the Managing Director of the Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) Program in Saskatchewan that is launching later in 2015.
MMBC Industry Advisory Committee
The MMBC BC Advisory Committee includes local stakeholders involved in MMBC’s packaging and printed paper stewardship program. The committee serves as a forum through which BC stakeholders with an interest in the success and performance of MMBC’s program are kept informed about program developments and through which they can be consulted for advice and feedback.
The Advisory Committee is consulted on core elements of MMBC’s program to identify issues and suggest how they might be addressed, foster collaborative problem-solving and increased communication, and provide feedback and recommendations to MMBC regarding the operation of the program.
The committee will meet up to four times annually. The committee Chair provides leadership, facilitates discussion and assists the committee in meeting its mandate.
The advisory committee is made up of the following representatives:
Paul and his wife Paula reside in the Town of Comox and enjoy walking their dog, Hannah, the Golden Retriever, in the Northeast Woods, along with cycling, skiing, squash, tennis, baseball and hockey. Their three adult children live on Vancouver Island.
His waste and recycling career began 19 years ago as Project Manager for the largest metal recycler on Vancouver Island. In 2007, Will took on the role of Executive Director for CWMA. During his time, membership and annual conference participation more than doubled. Will was appointed to the Encorp Pacific (Canada) Advisory Committee in 2008.
Will lives in Cobble Hill, on Vancouver Island with his wife and three children and is a Past Area Governor for Toastmasters International organization on Vancouver Island.
Mike holds a Diploma of International Trade at BC Institute of Technology (B.C.I.T), a Bachelor of Business Administration with Thompson Rivers University and a Masters of Business Administration at Royal Roads University.
Mike is the President of the BC Dairy Council, a board member for the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC and is a volunteer member and Vice Chair for Ducks Unlimited Canada, Richmond-Delta Committee.
Bill is General Manager with Northwest Landscape Supply with locations in Squamish and Burnaby BC, as well as Co-Owner of Grow & Gather Garden Centre in Maple Ridge BC.