Sonoma County Waste Management System Discussion

Sonoma County Waste Management System Discussion

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 5-7 pm,
Sonoma County Environmental Center
55A Ridgeway, west of Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
www.envirocentersoco.org
Free; Healthy snacks will be served. Donations welcome to help cover costs.
Featuring:
Peter Anderson, Center for Competitive Waste Industry
Kevin Drew, City of San Francisco Zero Waste Program
Dan Knapp, Urban Ore, Inc.
Facilitated by Portia Sinnott, LITE Initiatives & The Waste Reduction Project
The recent Sonoma County landfill divesture debate brought up lots of questions that weren’t directly answered by the process. Thankfully the Board of Supervisors has embraced a more balanced strategy; one which will involve the whole community and support our sustainability related goals.
Before the next round begins, let’s all get on the same page. This preliminary discussion is designed to introduce relevant terms and concepts – such as flow control and indemnify from liability, diversion mandates and material bans, and green purchasing and zero waste. At the same time, we will be discussing how other municipalities are dealing with these issues, and how Sonoma County could further maximize diversion and reduce costs.
The target audience for this discussion is elected officials, municipal staff, activists and interested members of the public.
Panelists:
Peter Anderson is Executive Director of The Center for a Competitive Waste Industry, President of RecycleWorlds Consulting, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Department of Applied Economics, and Chairperson of the National Recycling Coalition Policy Workgroup. He received his B.S. in economics from Cornell University and his M.S. in solid waste planning and industrial organization of the solid waste industry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kevin Drew is Residential and Special Projects Zero Waste Coordinator, San Francisco Department of Environment, former Executive Director of San Francisco Community Recyclers and General Manager at Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center.
Dan Knapp, PhD, is founder and owner of Urban Ore, Inc in Berkeley, CA, a designer of integrated resource recovery facilities, and a popular speaker on discard management systems options and zero waste.
Portia Sinnott is Executive Director of LITE Initiatives and a self employed consultant who has been helping cities and counties develop cutting edge waste reduction and recycling programs since 1983.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 5-7 pm,55A Ridgeway, west of Cleveland Ave.Santa Rosa, CA, 95401www.envirocentersoco.orgPeter Anderson, Center for Competitive Waste IndustryKevin Drew, City of San Francisco Zero Waste ProgramDan Knapp, Urban Ore, Inc.Facilitated by Portia Sinnott, LITE Initiatives & The Waste Reduction ProjectThe target audience for this discussion is elected officials, municipal staff, activists and interested members of the public.Peter Anderson is Executive Director of The Center for a Competitive Waste Industry, President of RecycleWorlds Consulting, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Department of Applied Economics, and Chairperson of the National Recycling Coalition Policy Workgroup. He received his B.S. in economics from Cornell University and his M.S. in solid waste planning and industrial organization of the solid waste industry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Portia Sinnott is Executive Director of LITE Initiatives and a self employed consultant who has been helping cities and counties develop cutting edge waste reduction and recycling programs since 1983.

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