2021 Schedule at a Glance, Day 1 and 2

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December 8, Zero Waste Business

7:45 AM     Networking and Zoom Assistance
8:00 AM Welcome
8:15 AM Plenary: Roadmap To A Zero Waste Business:
Strategies From Beginners To Experts
9:00 AM Keynote: Mary Curtiss – Across the Value Chain, Circularity at HP
9:30 AM Plenary: Metrics and Tools for the Invisible Bins: Reduce and Reuse
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Concurrent Sessions:

  • Climbing The ZW Hierarchy To Highest And Best Use
  • Introducing The Newest R’s: Rethink, Redesign, Re-Innovate
  • Do Circular Products Make A Zero Waste Economy?
  • Why Certification Matters To People, Planet And Profit
  • Synergy Wins in Producer Responsibility
11:45 AM Sponsor Showcase
12:15 PM Keynote: Nina Bellucci Butler – Transiting From Business as Usual to a New Paradigm
12:45 PM Concurrent Sessions:

  • Recycling Market Development And Infrastructure
  • Culture Change & Employee Engagement
  • Best Practices In ZW Contracting With Service Providers
  • Increasing Your Bottom-Line By Measuring What Matters
1:45 PM Plenary: Zero Waste Events: From Meetings to Sporting Events
2:45 PM Plenary: Zero Waste Construction, Deconstruction and Design
3:45 PM Creating A Zero Waste Economy For All
4:00 PM Happy Hour, Networking and Sponsor Showcase

December 9, Zero Waste Communities

7:45 AM   Networking and Zoom Assistance
8:00 AM Welcome
8:10 AM Plenary: Rethink and Redesign
8:55 AM Keynote: Yvette Arellano, Fenceline Watch – Latinx And Low-Income Communities Are Paying The Costs Of Plastic Pollution
9:25 AM Plenary: The Decline of Single-Use Disposables – Reusable Foodware Systems
10:15 AM Concurrent Sessions:

 

  • Preventing Plastic Pollution on the Planet
  • Zero Waste Youth in Action
  • Fast Fashion: Addressing Overconsumption through Expanding Sustainable Choices
  • Academics & Policy: Zero Waste at HIgher Learning Institutions
10:45 AM Plenary: Expanding Reuse Infrastructure
11:30 AM Sponsor Showcase
12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions:

 

  • Zero Food Waste
  • Effective Outreach: Zero Waste Pop-Ups & Community Training Programs
  • Zero Waste Myth Busting: Characterization and Contamination
  • Zero Waste Approach to Wildland Fire Response
  • Federal Funding for Reduce, Reuse, Recycling and Composting Infrastructure
12:30 PM Keynote, Paul Connett – Untrashing The Planet One Community At A Time
1:00 PM Plenary: Recycling Is Infrastructure Too!
1:45 PM Plenary: Compostable Organics Out of Landfill Now – COOL Now!
2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions:

 

  • Zero Waste Myth Busting: Inreach vs Outreach
  • The Evolving Consensus on EPR: Corporate Control to Municipal Reimbursement and Other Trends
  • International Zero Waste Case Studies
  • Recycling Reinvented: Addressing Systemic Reform for an Industry on the Verge of Transformation
  • Hard to Recycle
3:00 PM Happy Hour, Networking and Sponsor Showcase