Jordan Fengel

Jordan Fengel is the Sustainability Manager for the U.S. & Canada for Tetra Pak, a global packaging company leading in sustainability transformation. Also, Jordan is the Director of Government Affairs for the Carton Council trade organization. He is on the Board of Directors for AMERIPEN and is the former Executive Director of the State of … Read more

Daniel Sanchez

Daniel Sánchez describes himself as a global citizen and entrepreneur committed to sustainability. He is Co-Founder of Elica Avante, a social enterprise that promotes circular economy and consumer behavior change by implementing Zero Waste programs for companies and consumers, always with a multi-stakeholder approach. He has worked as a consultant for over 9 years in … Read more

Speaker Checklist and Instructions, 2021

Thank you for agreeing to speak at the 2021 National Zero Waste Virtual Conference! We are pleased to have you as a part of this amazing event. Click here to view/download the pdf version of this document. Checklist TASK  AND DEADLINE___ a) Register for the Conference …..……………………. ASAP___ b) Upload Bio and Headshot ………………………….. ASAP___ c) … Read more

Paul Connett

“Achieving Zero Waste is not going to be easy, but like sustainability it is a moral imperative unless we wish to see the complete demise of any semblance of a lifestyle over and beyond the barbaric.” A thought-provoking and entertaining speaker, Paul will brief us on his recent work and on what is happening around … Read more

Yvette Arellano

The Gulf Coast is not only the home of the many oil and gas companies, but also of plastic companies using petroleum feedstocks. Yvette (they/them) is the founder and director of Fenceline Watch, a Houston-based environmental justice organization dedicated to eradicating toxic multigenerational harm from oil, gas, and petrochemical facilities. Yvette formally served as a … Read more

Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe is a Zero Waste practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in recycling and composting program and facility development and outreach and technical assistance. As president of Zero Waste USA, she is working with municipalities across the U.S. to develop the social and physical infrastructure to achieve Zero Waste. As co-chair of … Read more

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

Gina Lee

Gina is a passionate advocate for the adoption of the Circular Economy and believes strongly in the power of collaboration and innovation to create change. She has over 15 years of experience working in Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Impact in the United States, China, and Germany. Her past roles include overseeing partnerships with Fortune … Read more

David Keeling

David Keeling currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC). He served as the President of the NRC from April 2018 until October 2020. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Wisconsin Council on Recycling which is a governor appointed citizen advisory board on recycling. Mr. Keeling has … Read more

Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman is a Co-President of Eureka Recycling, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, whose mission is to demonstrate that waste is preventable, not inevitable. With the two largest recycling contracts in the state servicing the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Eureka operates a collection fleet and 100,000 … Read more