Dec 1 – Zero Waste Business Day

All times listed are in the Pacific Time Zone

8:00 am PST – Training on Virtual Platform for Attendees

8:30 am PST – Sound and Video Test for Speakers. Attendees come early to network.

9:00 am PST – Welcome/Introductions

  • Leslie Lukacs, NRC Conference Co-Chair
  • Dave Keeling, NRC President
  • Sophie Hahn, Vice-Mayor, City of Berkeley

9:15 am PST– Building a Circular Economy with Zero Waste Businesses

  • Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates and NRC Board (Moderator)
  • Joseph Button, Straus Family Creamery
  • Mandi McKay, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Clare Miflin, AIA, NYC “Zero Waste Design Guidelines”

10:30 am PST – Break in Virtual Exhibit Hall, Table Topics and One-on-One Networking

11:00 am PST– Zero Waste for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Facilities

Moderated Discussion Panel:

  • Bob Gedert. President, NRC (Moderator)
  • Stephanie Barger, U.S. Green Building Council, TRUE Zero Waste
  • Sue Beets-Atkinson, SBM Services and Chair, GBCI Zero Waste Advisory Council
  • Lin King, Cal Zero Waste, UC Berkeley
  • Angela A. Moore, Missouri Historical Society
  • Mateus Pecanha, Zero Waste Brazil

Topics to be discussed:

  • How to Recycle Right in Today’s Markets
  • Right Sizing
  • Designing it Right
  • Hard to Recycle Materials
  • Business contracts for recycling vendors
  • Liquid wastes
  • Certifications for Events and Construction Sites
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Training and Leadership

12:15 pm PST – International Zero Waste Hierarchy of Highest and Best Use

  • Leslie Lukacs, NRC Conference Co-Chair (Moderator)
  • Jamie Kaminski, Zero Waste Canada

12:30 pm PST – Future of Wasting Less in America

  • Leslie Lukacs, NRC Conference Co-Chair (Moderator)
  • Michael Sangiacomo, President, Recology

12:45 pm PST – Virtual Exhibit Hall, Virtual Happy Hour and NCRA Players

2:00 pm PST – Close for Day

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