Clare Miflin, Zero Waste Design Guidelines

“Building a Circular Economy with Zero Waste Businesses” Architect Clare Miflin will give an overview of best practice strategies from the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, showing how the design of facilities plays a critical role in achieving zero waste operations.

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 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 digestion … Read more

Cecilia Allen

Cecilia Allen is the Global Projects Advisor for GAIA, focused on strengthening the work on zero waste through global initiatives. She re-joined GAIA in 2017, and previously served as GAIA’s Regional Coordinator for Latin America and The Caribbean for nine years. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now based in Cordoba, Cecilia is a Sociologist … Read more

Bob Gedert

Bob Gedert is the President of the National Recycling Coalition. In 2019, he was awarded the Lifetime Recycling Achievement Award from the National Recycling Coalition. Bob is a Cincinnati-based consultant with 40+ years of experience in guiding communities toward sustainable materials management through a systems approach, bridging recycling best practices and sustainability toward local circular … Read more

Nichole Dorr

Nichole Dorr joined PaintCare in December 2015 as the Central California Regional Coordinator. PaintCare, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was created by the US paint industry to serve as the national stewardship organization for the purpose of managing postconsumer paint. Prior to joining PaintCare, Nichole managed the Town of Truckee’s Solid Waste and Recycling program for … Read more

Sarah D OBrien

Sarah O’Brien is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Stakeholder Engagement for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). Ms O’Brien’s career has focused for 20 years on sustainable purchasing and supply chain issues, working with healthcare, government, and enterprise purchasers and suppliers, with a special focus on the procurement of more sustainable electronics. Ms O’Brien was … Read more

Joseph Button

Joseph Button has been the Sustainability Director at Straus Family Creamery since 2016. He implements best-in-industry practices related to environmental sustainability throughout the mission-driven company’s operations, including achieving TRUE Zero-Waste Gold certification in 2019. Joseph also works to ensure the economic and environmental sustainability of family organic dairy farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties of … Read more