Bob Gedert is the President of the National Recycling Coalition. In 2019, he was awarded the Lifetime Recycling Achievement Award from the National Recycling Coalition.
Bob is a Cincinnati-based consultant with 40+ years of experience in guiding communities toward sustainable materials management through a systems approach, bridging recycling best practices and sustainability toward local circular economies. Previously, he served as department director of Austin Resource Recovery, leading the city toward zero waste goals. He has experience in building local economic development practices with zero waste goals through private-public partnerships that utilize local markets for recyclables through innovative entrepreneurships and collaborative business networks.