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Webinar Details

Implementing Zero Waste on Campuses and in Businesses

9am-11pm PST / 12-2pm EST

Adopting a formal Zero Waste goal and action plan is a watershed moment for a large organization’s waste reduction program. They mark the point where a university, corporate or other type of large institution sets a course moving beyond a simple waste management program toward a sustainable materials management system rooted in the circular economy. Of course goals and a plan are just the starting point. The next challenge is to implement them.
This webinar will feature a panel of speakers from universities and corporations at different stages of implementing Zero Waste plans. The program will start with an introduction to each institution’s planning to date, followed by a roundtable discussion on the various challenges and opportunities each has faced along the way.


  • Moderator: Alec Cooley, Senior Advisor, Busch Systems (NRC Board Member)
  • Mary Curtiss, Director of Energy and Sustainability, HP
  • Danner Doud-Martin, Associate Director, International Business Development Program & Haas Staff Lead for Zero Waste & Sustainability Task Force, UC Berkeley
  • Julie Muir, Zero Waste Manager, Stanford University
  • Kaity Robbins, Zero Waste Manager, Boston University
  • Sue Beets-Atkinson, Sr. Director of Sustainability, SBM Management/ GBCI TRUE Zero Waste

While you're at it...Sign up for our next webinars!

October 22, 2020 Webinar A: ReThink and Redesign
October 22, 2020 Webinar B: Zero Waste Community Planning
November 5, 2020 National Policy Town Hall on National Legislation and Regulations,
9 – 11 am PST, 12pm-2pm (EST)
November 19, 2020 Finding Markets for Hard to Recycle Materials

Last Call to Run; NRC Board Nominations Due 9/22

The NRC is now accepting nominations for the 2020 NRC Board Of Directors Election. If you are interested in making a difference at the national level, consider running! The 2020 Election will take place at this year’s virtual Members Meeting on Tuesday, October 20. You may nominate yourself or someone else by completing the nomination form that can be found on the web site. Please do not nominate someone else without their consent. The deadline to apply for the NRC Board of Directors is midnight on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

  • The basic requirements for board members are:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have been an NRC Member for at least one year OR be a designated representative of a state Recycling Organization that has been a member of NRC for at least one year.
Contact NRC for more information and to learn more about serving on the Board. You can view the current board on our website.

NRC Board Nomination Form

Last Call to Win; NRC Award Nominations Due 10/1

The National Recycling Coalition announces the “Call for Nominations” for the 2020 Awards – with awards presented at the NRC Annual Meeting (virtual) on October 20, 2020. Spread the word – Quick Turnaround!!

Nominate the best programs or individual you know in the following categories:
1. NRC’s Lifetime Achievement Award
2. Bill Heenan Emerging Leader Award
3. Outstanding Recycling Organization
4. Outstanding Business Leadership
5. Outstanding Non-Profit Business Leadership
6. Outstanding Community or Government Program
7. Outstanding Outreach Program
8. Outstanding Higher Education Program

Nominate a worthy candidate (you may self-nominate) by clicking on the following link. For questions, please contact Lisa Skumatz at [email protected], or at (360)261-3069. Deadline is 5pm on October 1, so get your nominations in now!

Click Here to access the Awards Nomination Form

Important Reminder

The deadline to roll over or cancel your registration from the 2020 NZWC is October 1st!

After that date, the rebate for rolling over registrations will decrease to 20%, and the refund for canceling will be subject to a 50% administrative fee until November 13. After that date, there will be no refunds or rebates.

Click here for more info!

Take advantage of your Member Discount!

If your State or Regional Recycling Association, Coalition or Organization is an affiliate member of NRC, you will receive a $50 discount on your conference registration! Check your affiliation status or look for it on our registration page, linked below.

Conference Highlights

Day 1: Zero Waste Businesses, Virtual Roundtables & Virtual Exhibit Hall
Day 2: Zero Waste Communities, Virtual Roundtables & Virtual Exhibit Hall
Day 3: National Recycling Congress & Virtual Exhibit Hall
PLUS: 6 Bi-weekly Special Topic Zero Waste Webinars Between Now and the Conference (details below)

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