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2020 National Zero Waste Conference
Webinar Video Recordings and Presentation Files

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webinar

August 27, 2020

Panelists

  • Moderator and Commentator, Arley Owens, Executive Director, Ohio Recycling Coalition, former NRC Board Member, organizing member of the NRC DEI Council, and former Chair of the NRC Communications Committee and the Minorities Recycling Council
  • DEI Introduction and Industry Situational Report, Sophia Huda, Vice President, Ohio Recycling Coalition, member of the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board and Adjunct Sustainability Professor, The New School, New York
  • Developing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mandates, Faye Christoforo, Executive Director, Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)
  • Safe and Sustainable Recycling, Alina Bekkerman, NCRA Board Member and DEI Committee Co-Chair and San Francisco Conservation Corps, Zero Waste Consultant and Felisia Castañeda, NCRA Member and DEI Committee Co-Chair, and Recology San Francisco Environmental Learning Center Supervisor
  • Moving Forward Together, Abrilla Robinson, Vice President, Ohio Recycling Coalition’s and Chair of the Ohio Recycling Coalition’s newly created Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Past President of the National Recycling Coalition Minorities Recycling Council and organizing member of the new NRC DEI Council.

Webinar Recording

Presentation

National Policy Town Hall on Product Policies

September 10, 2020

Panelists

  • Moderator, Susan Collins, Container Recycling Institute and NRC Board of Directors
  • Ruth Abbe, Zero Waste USA
  • Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council
  • Miriam Gordon, UPSTREAM
  • Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Institute
  • Clarissa Morawski, Reloop Platform
  • Jamie Kaminski, Zero Waste Canada

Webinar Recording

Presentation

Zero Waste in Buildings on Campuses and Businesses

September 24, 2020

Panelists

  • Moderator: Alec Cooley, Busch Systems
  • Mary Curtiss, HP
  • Danner Doud-Martin, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Julie Muir, Stanford University
  • Kaity Robbins, Boston University
  • Sue Beets-Atkinson, SMB

Webinar Recording

Presentation

National Policy Town Hall on Reduce and Reuse

October 08, 2020

Panelists

  • Moderator:  Timonie Hood, U.S. EPA, Region 9
  • Nathan Proctor, U.S.PIRG – Right to Repair
  • Leah Tischler, SBM Management – TRUE Zero Waste Implementation
  • Samantha Sommer, UPSTREAM – Reusable Foodware Models
  • Jacky Brown, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County – The Road to Zero Waste is Paved with Jobs
  • Dave Bennink, Building Deconstruction Institute – Deconstruction and Building Materials Reuse

Webinar Recording

Presentation

ReThink and ReDesign

October 22, 2020

Panelists:

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Zero Waste Community Planning

October 22, 2020

Panelists:

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National Policy Town Hall on National Legislation and Regulations

November 5, 2020

Panelists and Topics

  • Fran McPoland, Colling Swift & Hynes and NRC Board (Moderator – invited)
  • Anja Malawi Brandon, Senator Jeff Merkley Science Fellow, Break Free from Plastics Pollution Act” (invited)
  • Sarah Perry, representing Senator Portma, “Recycle Act”
  • Patrick Currier, representing Senator Stabenow, “Protecting America’s Paper for Recycling (PAPER) Act”
  • Jill Hamilton, Senator Whitehouse Legislative Assistant, “Save Our Seas Act 2.0”
  • Ksenija Janjic, US Environmental Protection Agency lead, “Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines”
  • Meghan Radtke, US Environmental Protection Agency lead, “National Recycling Strategy”

Webinar Recording

Presentation