Citizenship | Leadership | Environment | Empowerment | Responsibility
Established in 1988, HSR began by offering paper and cardboard collection for recycling and from there grew its services, offering a host of resource management solutions that encourage the highest and best use of materials.
After witnessing the extent of our societal mismanagement of resources on the frontlines for decades, HSR has now transitioned towards providing knowledge, solutions and monitoring for facilities to reduce the amount of waste they generate, as opposed to simply diverting it away from landfill.
This paradigm shift is today referred to as Zero Waste.
With access to a global network of Zero Waste and resource management professionals, we represent the premier local driver of Zero Waste practices and policies within the business community, offering a wide array of Zero Waste and Resource Management Services that guide facilities towards a lower environmental impact and the circular/sharing economy.
We live our values.
They drive our organization and more importantly, they represent the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ we treat both each other, as well as the communities which we serve.
Zero Waste teaches us that we are part of a whole.
We believe that by treating others as we want to be treated, with compassion and respect, we foster positive citizenship. We believe true leadership begins by listening to the needs and wants of the people we work with and the people we live with. We listen, so we can lead. Environmental protection is our core, motivating us to drive change and ensure everyone can enjoy a healthy and happy community. We believe that by offering learning opportunities we promote empowerment and positive change. We all have a shared responsibility and never shy away from our own.
Likewise, we encourage everyone to stand up and be counted.
Jamie’s experience is in solid waste management from both a ground level and policymaking perspective. Jamie’s area of expertise lies within international best practices in Zero Waste, and in respect to internationally accepted Zero Waste policies and programs.
Jerome studied Biology and Ecology in the beautiful west coast of France. His study journey took him to Quebec to learn more about toxicology and the environmental impacts created by our activities.
Kate was born and raised in Ontario, Canada where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Environment and Sustainability from Western University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Ryerson University.
Highly detail oriented and organized, Kate has strong skills in identifying gaps and documenting procedures. Kate believes in personal engagement when it comes to managing projects and working with clients.
While Kate grew up in the bustling metropolis of Toronto, she has a strong passion for the outdoors that led her to make the move to British Columbia. She now enjoys exploring and hiking as often as possible and playing or watching baseball.
Paolo joined the HSR family in 2017, after having met Jamie through the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) network. Paolo developed his vocation for Zero Waste early on, learning closely from the council of Capannori in Tuscany, Italy, the first European council to adhere to a Zero Waste policy.
Luiza was born and raised in Brazil, where she achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Masters Degree in Marketing and Sales. Luiza has recently graduated with distinction in the Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing Management at Langara College, Vancouver.
Mary is HSR Customer Service Coordinator, responding daily to the needs and queries of commercial and industrial clients we work with and the residential communities we serve.
Mary is passionate about providing an excellent service to her clients, looking to create long term business relationships and satisfaction. Highly personable and dynamic with the ability to build instant rapport over the telephone and in person. She possesses a positive attitude with outstanding communication skills, ability to understand customers’ implied & specific needs.
Mary loves to share her time with volunteer organizations and enjoys BC outdoor activities like cycling, golfing, skiing, hiking, as well as a nice cooking and reading time.
Born in the UK, and after having lived in Sierra Leone, Melbourne joined the HSR family back in 2008, when he first moved to Canada. Melbourne’s background was originally in electrical engineering back in the UK.
Melbourne now runs our warehouse during the day, dedicating his spare time to his family and the love for football (soccer) as team captain for West Coast Milan.
Carlos was born and raised in the Philippines, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce at the University of East Manila. Carlos continued down his path as a Sales Supervisor for 6 years at Asia Brewery Budweiser,
Hina was born and raised in Pakistan. She has a Master’s in Public Administration with 7 years of experience working in the field of Human Resource Management. Her areas of interest are training and development, corporate governance, and organizational behavior.
Francis is our organization’s financial expert due to his extensive experience in the accounting profession. Francis is a member of the Certified General Accountants (CGA) association of BC. Francis was first articled with Price Waterhouse & Co back in Hong Kong