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Thursday, June 14, 2012 (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM PDT) Focus Meeting
Portland: Towards Zero Waste: How Close Can We Get?
Portland is a leader in rethinking, reducing and recycling waste, with some of the most innovative companies and projects in the country. How do we push the envelope, and get to Zero Waste?
And its goes beyond recycling discarded materials. It’s about considering the flow of resources through our economy and creating new business models to eliminate waste. Each step in the waste cycle gives rise to opportunities for companies to innovate, realize savings and create new revenue streams.
Join us for a roundtable with local entrepreneurs and leaders, who will share their experience on the opportunities and challenges as they progress toward zero waste goals, and discuss the innovative approaches and policies that can help get us there.
Portland, Oregon on June 14thMartin Tull heads the Green Sports Alliance, a national force in promoting recycling and sustainability initiatives within professional sports…the Blazers and the Rose Garden Arena being prime examples.
Lew Feucht of Agilyx, a Portland alternative energy company that converts difficult-to-recycle plastics into crude oil, offers new approaches to recycling low commodity value waste that is currently landfilled.
Darby Hoover of NRDC will again be on hand to moderate and provide a national perspective.
Additional Speakers to be announced.