OUR TEAM

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Maury Shnier

PARTNER / FOUNDER

Maury Shnier has been involved in Ontario tire recycling programs since 2011, when he was head of one of Canada’s largest specialty tire suppliers.

 

At the time, the Ontario Tire Stewardship program faced significant mounting deficits for the entire OTR (off-the-road) category. Maury worked with a variety of stakeholders - including government ministries and agencies and other tire industry stakeholders - to create a solution that resolved the deficit funding impasse and put Ontario’s OTR tire diversion program on a sustainable footing until the OTS windup in 2019.

 

Maury’s executive and ownership roles in a variety of wholesale distribution industries gives him a unique perspective on what businesses need in order to respond to the challenge presented by Ontario’s new regulations. Maury was engaged by eTracks Tire Management Systems in a key advisory role from startup in mid-2018 until late 2019.

 

Seeing a gap in the market for PRO services where small and mid-market producers were being under-served, Maury formed Mobius PRO Services to offer independent PRO services.

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Cindy Coutts

PARTNER

Cindy has been involved in waste/recycling issues from an environmental, economic, and social business perspective and from a regulatory/policy perspective at both the International level (UN and OECD) and the domestic level for 25 years.

 

As President of Sims Recycling Solutions, the world leader in electronics recycling, she sat on the global executive team and grew the greenfield business in Canada to four sites nationally employing over 350 people. She managed the company’s plastics recycling business and smelter relationships for over 40 electronics recycling plants globally.

 

Cindy participated in the Leadership for Environment and Development program through the National Roundtable on Environment and Economy looking at sustainable development issues on a global basis with a group of 150 co-participants through work in Canada, Japan, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe and Brazil.  

 

With a deep knowledge of sustainable development, the circular economy, and the practical operations of waste electronics she is well positioned to manage producers’ risks associated with individual producer responsibility obligations.

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Jonathan Cocker

LEGAL ADVISOR

Jonathan D. Cocker joined Canada’s largest law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais in October 2020. Prior to this, he headed up Baker McKenzie's Environmental Practice Group in Canada.

 

Jonathan is an active participant on sustainability, resource recovery and other product regulatory issues in a number of national and international industry associations and was recently appointed as the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association.

 

Jonathan is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental and product regulatory matters and has been actively participating in initiatives around sustainable fashion, end-of-life electronics, battery and lighting recycling, packaging and plastics regulation, tire resource recovery, biogas, and commercial food waste diversion matters.

 

Jonathan negotiated Canada’s first municipal solid waste-to-energy sourcing agreement and participated in the founding of one of North America's first circular economy Producer Responsibility Organizations. He is author of the third edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review (Canada Chapter) and the Encyclopedia of Environmental Law (Chemicals Chapter).

 

His most recent publications include “Extended Producer Responsibility Models for Delivery Design for the Environment” in Law Text’s Environmental Liability – Law, Policy and Practice and "Independent Producer Responsibility and North America’s First Circular Economy Law" published in the inaugural edition of Detritus, the International Waste Management Journal. Jonathan will be contributing the Canadian chapter of the “Global Status of Implementation of Circular Economy” as a member of the Consortium of Researchers for International Collaboration.