Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe is a Zero Waste practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in recycling and composting program and facility development and outreach and technical assistance. As president of Zero Waste USA, she is working with municipalities across the U.S. to develop the social and physical infrastructure to achieve Zero Waste. As co-chair of … Read more

Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel has over 35 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors solving materials management problems. As CEO of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), he has led the movement that built the capacity for product stewardship in the US over the past two decades. Scott also developed the facilitation process that PSI … Read more

Heidi Sanborn

Heidi has been a leader in the solid waste industry for 30 years, working with industry, government, and the public to reduce waste, improve product design and recyclability, and implement cost-effective projects and policies which protect public health and the environment and support a circular economy. Heidi began her career as a consultant working on … Read more

Clarissa Morawski

In 2015, Clarissa co-founded the Reloop Platform. It is a international not-for-profit association comprised of industry, ENGOs and cities that collectively support policy to further a circular economy. Reloop collaborates using value-chain networks that provide technical and analytical expertise to help better define, communicate and deploy waste minimization policies and operations. Clarissa Morawski is from … Read more

Miriam Gordon

Miriam is a Program Director with UPSTREAM, and spends her days working to make throw-away a thing of the past. She is a leading architect of local and state policies aimed at promoting the reduce/reuse agenda and also focuses on accelerating and innovating reuse systems in food service at the community level and in public … Read more

Jamie Kaminski

Jamie’s experience is in solid waste management from both a ground level and a policy making perspective. Jamie’s area of expertise lies within international best practices in Zero Waste, and in respect to internationally accepted Zero Waste policies and programs. He works with fellow policy advisors to create strong, practical and enforceable policies that drive … Read more

Susan Collins

Ms. Collins is the President of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) and has worked exclusively on recycling and sustainability issues for more than 25 years. Ms. Collins leads research projects for the Container Recycling Institute and works with environmental organizations, activists and state and federal governments throughout the United States and around the world to … Read more