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In this presentation, we will explore the transformative power of waste audits as valuable data sources for customized waste reduction strategies. We will also delve into the intricate relationship between communication and culture in the context of sustainability, emphasizing how effective communication strategies are pivotal in shaping waste reduction and driving circular economy principles. Our discussion will spotlight the influence of cultural norms and attitudes on the success of zero waste initiatives, demonstrating their role in building a sustainable future. Additionally, we are turning our attention to the corporate world, where sustainable packaging strategies have become essential components of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. We’ll examine real-world examples, including programs and case studies from retailers and manufacturers, to uncover best practices in waste reduction and circularity, promising to elevate your environmental conservation and resource management efforts to new heights.
Moderator: Teresa Bradley, Race to Zero Waste
Kaela Martins, Recycling and Packaging Sustainability Manager, American Forest & Paper Association, The Role of Paper Packaging in Achieving Circular Supply Chains
Ushma Pandya, Partner & Co-Founder, Think Zero LLC, The Value of Waste Audits
Bruce Buchan, Founder and CEO, CleanRiver Recycling Solutions, Focusing on Liquid Capture