This past week Jonathan Cocker presented Supply Chains to Waste Diversion: Global Progress Towards a Circular Economy and Emerging Topics during the International Environmental Conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 20th – 22nd, 2018. Jonathan discussed the new Circular Economy framework introduced under Ontario’s Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act in 2016 and how the rise of Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) will ensure compliance within the free market for resource recovery and waste diversion as it relates to tire regulation, electronics, printed paper and packaging, and batteries, paints, and oils. Jonathan presented on a panel with a Tesla representative and other distinguished environmental attorneys.


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Jonathan D. Cocker heads Baker McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of the firm's Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups. Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product compliance matters, including extended producer responsibilities, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, and contaminated lands matters. He assisted in the founding of one of North America’s first Circular Economy Producer Responsibility Organizations and provides advice and representation to a number of domestic and international industry groups in respect of resource recovery obligations. Mr. Cocker was recently appointed the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental issues and has authored numerous publications including recent publications in the Environment and Climate Change Law Review, Detritus – the Official Journal of the International Waste Working Group, Chemical Watch, Circular Economy: Global Perspectives published by Springer, and in the upcoming Yale University Journal of Industrial Ecology’s special issue on Material Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation. Mr. Cocker maintains a blog focused upon international resource recovery issues at