10 am-12 pm PDT / 1-3 pm EDT
Over 100 communities in the United States have adopted Zero Waste goals and developed Zero Waste Plans, including most of the major cities on the West Coast and East Coast. Zero Waste planning processes have varied widely, with most communities engaging a wide variety of stakeholders in the planning process.
This panel includes leaders in communities throughout the nation who have participated in the Zero Waste community planning process who will highlight how their communities approached the development of Zero Waste Plans. They will also speak about how their communities addressed some of the topics below, including how they have worked to implement their Zero Waste Plans through the adoption of Ordinances or Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitations for Bids (IFBs).
Topics to be discussed include: Dignity and Justice in Pursuing Zero Waste, Focus for Community Recycling Ordinances – Haulers, Generators, or Both; Best Practices for RFPs and Contracts (for communities); Zero Waste Culture Change; Living the Dream – Zero Waste Lifestyles; and Resource Recovery Parks.
- Aditi Varshneya, GAIA, New York and Zero Waste Master Plan lead (Moderator)
- Kirstie Pecci, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston
- Kate Bailey, EcoCycle, Boulder, CO
- Lynn Hoffman, Eureka Recycling, St. Paul, MN
- Caroline Mitchell, City of Fort Collins, CO
- Portia Sinnott, Zero Waste USA