National Policy Town Hall on Reduce and Reuse, 10/8

10 am-12 pm PDT / 1-3 pm EDT


Reduce and Reuse are at the top of the EPA, Pollution Prevention and Zero Waste Hierarchies to reduce and most efficiently use of resources and minimize environmental impacts.  This work starts with changing consumption patterns and redesigning products, packaging, and buildings to be more durable, reusable and easily repairable. In recent years, communities and businesses have increasingly recognized the importance of reduction and reuse and have found innovative ways to implement new programs and policies.

This webinar will discuss some of these policies and programs, including: Right to Repair; Reuse and Repair Innovation; Measuring Reduction and Reuse; Engaging Employees to Reduce and Reuse; and Building Deconstruction.

Join this webinar for a moderated Town Hall-style event that will include the latest developments on these and other topics with leaders in the field, plus a lively Q&A session!

Feedback from panelists and attendees will be used to guide how NRC updates its policies on these issues. The NRC Policy Committee will compile the results of the National Zero Waste webinar and conference sessions into recommendations for action to the NRC Board of Directors to consider in updating NRC policies and programs.

All attendees will receive a Reduce and Reuse Greatest Links List.


  • Moderator:  Timonie Hood, U.S. EPA, Region 9
  • Nathan Proctor, U.S.PIRG – Right to Repair
  • Leah Tischler, SBM Management – TRUE Zero Waste Implementation
  • Samantha Sommer, UPSTREAM – Reusable Foodware Models
  • Jacky Brown, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County – The Road to Zero Waste is Paved with Jobs
  • Dave Bennink, Building Deconstruction Institute – Deconstruction and Building Materials Reuse
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