Enzo Favoino

Enzo Favoino is with Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza, a not-for-profit Research Centre based in Northern Italy. He and his team have long been involved across Europe in operational, scientific and technical issues related to optimisation of schemes for separate collection, definition and implementation of Zero Waste programmes, process management in composting and anaerobic … Read more

PaintCare

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PaintCare is the nonprofit organization that plans and operates paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in states that pass the paint stewardship law. PaintCare currently operates programs in 9 states and the District of Columbia, with an 11th program coming to New York in May 2022. To date, PaintCare has collected over 50 … Read more

GreenEducation.US

GreenEducation.US offers Certification, classes and webinars in Sustainable Resource Management. With so many changes happening in legislation, processes, and technology, we adopted a Zero Waste way to connect professionals and provide professional training. GreenEducation.US is the perfect solution for those who are new to the field as well as seasoned professionals looking to grow into … Read more

SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers’ primary practice, representing the majority of our experience and diversification, is waste management. This includes environmental and resource economics, monitoring and assessment, and policy and management. SCS Engineers is waste management engineering proud to be one of the nation’s top environmental consulting and construction firms, delivering sustainable solutions that balance today’s financial, environmental, … Read more

Northern California Recycling Association

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NCRA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization founded in 1978 to promote environmentally sound discards management. Our 300 plus members are individuals engaged in state and local Zero Waste initiatives. We provide communities, industry leaders, employees, students, job-seekers and activists the opportunity to collaborate in evolving Zero Waste education and advocacy. Everyone is invited to support … Read more

Maggie Clarke, Ph.D., Consumption, Climate, Zero Waste and the Green New Deal

Solutions to climate change are usually limited to alternative energy, alternative transportation, energy conservation, and related topics. This is based on contribution of carbon to the atmosphere by electrical generation, buildings, and transportation sectors. But in 2009 USEPA presented a paper at a zero waste conference in Devens, MA, showing an alternative view of carbon emissions to the atmosphere. In this systems view, EPA showed that materials management, specifically, production, transportation and use of consumer goods, packaging and food accounted for about half of carbon emissions to the atmosphere. Looked at this way, it becomes clear to professionals in the fields of waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting, that these methods, aka Zero Waste solutions, together are a long-neglected but productive way to combat climate change. And yet, this information, this EPA pie chart, is not known by those who have been devising Green New Deals or other programs to combat climate change. The purpose of this paper is to draw the connections between consumption, climate change, zero waste and the Green New Deals that are being discussed across the US so that those who are developing and voting on them will be doing so with this critical information about carbon sources and solutions …

Alicia Culver

Alicia Culver is Executive Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), an international network of purchasing agents and sustainability professionals dedicated to advancing sustainable purchasing. RPN creates cutting-edge procurement strategies and tools designed to protect human health and the environment, often while saving money. With over 25 years of experience in green purchasing, Alicia is … Read more