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November 14, 2019

2020 U.S. National Zero Waste Conference

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March 18 & 19, 2020

UC Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

The National Zero Waste Conference is a two day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition as their contribution to Zero Waste Week. The National Zero Waste Conference is ticketed independent of other Zero Waste Week events.

Registration is now open! Discounts are available for NRC members.

Contact us for sponsorship information.

Join us to hear from national and international experts on the latest updates and best practices to get to Zero Waste.

Topics That Will Be Covered Include:
  • Circular Economy & Zero Waste
  • Zero Waste & Climate Change
  • Plastics in the Oceans
  • World Cleanup Day
  • Zero Waste Hierarchy of Highest and Best Uses
  • Zero Waste Culture Change
  • Zero Waste Lifestyles
  • Reduce, Rethink, Redesign
  • Product Policies
  • Zero Waste Certification
  • Zero Waste Plans
  • Zero Waste for Industry, Business and Institutions
  • Right Sizing
  • Best Practices in Contracting
  • Recycling Market Development and Infrastructure
  • How to Recycle Right
  • Recycling Jobs
  • Social Equity & Workers Dignity
  • Dual vs. Single Stream
  • Save as you Throw
  • Organics and Zero Waste

Click here for more information about this upcoming event and here for an event flyer.
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California Resource Recovery Association
The NRC/CRRA Market Development Workshop scheduled on November 13th has been postponed and will be rescheduled for February 2020. Check here for event information that will be finalized in the next few weeks.

The event will feature a robust dialogue about recycling market development and will help attendees develop a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and current trends that are supporting market development for recovered materials. Participants will learn about state and local opportunities to enhance local economies by making productive use of the materials collected in the state and region

Attendees will learn and share in facilitated, interactive discussions that aim to build understanding about the nuts and bolts of the process, identify successes, allies, and potential financing opportunities, and meet potential partners that will help close the loop on domestic recycled material markets.

Draft Agenda

Making Economic Case & Opportunities to Expand Markets
Recycling Markets in Southern CA
Nuts & Bolts of Recovery Market Opportunities in Cali Baja Region
Interactive Breakout - Market Development
Next Steps for Recycling Market Development in CA
Interactive Breakout - Economic Drivers of Local Recycling


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