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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM PDT) Focus Meeting
Seattle: Towards Zero Waste: How Close Can We Get?
Seattle 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.
Seattle, Washington on June 13thTim Croll, a senior leader in the City of Seattle’s trailblazing collection and recycling programs, offers a bird’s eye view on the challenges cities face as they drive to increase diversion and sustainability.
Scott Jenkins is responsible for the Seattle Mariners/Safeco Field highly successful waste management efforts, achieving 80% game day waste diversion, while saving money.
Larry LeSueur leads WISErg, a start-up with technology to recycle food waste into organic liquid fertilizer, allowing supermarkets and other large food waste producers to drive toward zero waste solutions.
Darby Hoover, a thought leader on zero waste issues at NRDC, will moderate the discussion and provide insight into how the PNW region fits into the national picture.