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Crystal Vella

Business Performance Analyst, Walker Industries

The circular economy is built on the concept that one person’s waste is another’s industrial input. Crystal is part of the team that figured out how to recover what was previously 565,000 TONNES of waste: materials recovered from municipal green-bin programs, biosolids processing recovered from residual wastewater treatment plant material, wood waste grinding and mulching that turn it into three different product streams and the collection and dewatering of restaurant grease traps which provide feedstock for anaerobic digesters across Canada, in the process, making Walker a Canadian leader in recovering waste resources. Crystal has also played a key role in developing the company’s strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2040.