National Zero Waste Virtual Conference

Save the Date: December 8-9, 2021

The National Zero Waste Virtual Conference is a two-day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition and Zero Waste USA. Held on Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9, Zero Waste Business will be the focus on the first day and Zero Waste Communities on the second.

Add it to your datebook now, so to not miss out on local, national and international experts discussing best practices and the latest developments. Additional details forthcoming. Registration will be open June 1.

We are soliciting proposals for speaker presentations on cutting edge topics within Zero Waste. If you are interested in presenting on a topic at the National Zero Waste Conference, please submit your proposal via this Google Form by Tuesday, June 1, 2021

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Alec Cooley at

Conference Topics Include:

  • Circular Economy and Zero Waste
  • Zero Waste and 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 and Workers Dignity
  • Dual vs. Single Stream
  • Save As You Throw
  • Organics

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