Alec Cooley

Alec Cooley has been involved in the recycling and waste reduction field for over 25 years. He got his start as a student recycling coordinator at Humboldt State University in Northern California, and later worked for several years as a collections and operations manager for the Arcata Community Recycling Center. Cooley returned to HSU in … Read more

Michael J. Sangiacomo

MICHAEL J. SANGIACOMO has served as the Recology President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors since November 1990. Over the past three decades, under Mr. Sangiacomo’s leadership, Recology has expanded its operations from Northern California to include more than 60 operating companies and facilities across California, Washington, and Oregon, … Read more

Timonie Hood

Timonie works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest office in San Francisco covering California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and 148 tribes. She treasures working with diverse teams on Zero Waste, Green Building and Climaterials policies and projects. Recently, she has been working with Pacific Islands colleagues to develop and implement Zero … Read more

California Resource Recovery Association

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The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA, founded 1974) is California’s statewide recycling association. It is the oldest and one of the largest non-profit recycling organizations in the United States. A 501(C)3 organization, CRRA is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies including product stewardship, waste prevention, reuse, recycling and … Read more

Zero Waste USA

Zero Waste USA logo

A major hub of the broad and diverse Zero Waste movement, Zero Waste USA’s mission is to facilitate the transition to a just world without waste, promote the Zero Waste brand – No Burn, No Bury, No Toxics, and insure it is not diluted by short term interests. We collaborate with a wide variety of … Read more

Strategic Materials

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We are the premier source of recycled glass in North America. We convert recyclable materials into valuable products, helping industrial manufacturers increase operational efficiency. Our materials are utilized to create a wide range of products used in daily life, including: fiberglass insulation, food & beverage containers, reflective materials, and other consumer and industrial products. https://www.strategicmaterials.com/

Zero Waste Sonoma

Zero Waste Sonoma

Zero Waste Sonoma is the new face of the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA). Our mission and values are the same, but our name and logo have changed to better reflect our identity as a regional government agency separate from the County of Sonoma. Our new name also captures the regional commitment of achieving … Read more

National Recycling Coalition

National Recycling Coalition logo

WHO IS NRC? The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization that is focused on the promotion and enhancement of recycling in the United States. We are 23-affiliated recycling organizations strong, and have a network of more than 6,000 members that extends across waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. The organization works to maintain a … Read more

Portia Sinnott

Portia Sinnott

A Zero Waste advocate consultant, Portia Sinnott enjoys leading and taking part in a wide variety of projects. Past favorites include: UN Habitat’s Solid Waste Management in the World’s Cities, USEPA’s Managing and Transforming Waste Streams, and more recently, the Palo Alto Zero Waste Plan Update, and Mountain View Zero Waste Plan and Materials Characterization … Read more