Zero Waste Summits 

Companies for Zero Waste hosts the premier forum for sustainability leaders and practitioners — from the business world, government agencies, NGOs and investors to connect and explore emerging trends to move towards zero waste goals, pressing challenges and promising opportunities shaping business amid a world of climate change, resource constraints and unprecedented stakeholder pressures.

BUSINESS SEGMENTS IN THE CIRCUCLAR ECONOMY

  • Waste Management
  • Agriculture
  • HHS
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Education

Upcoming Events

ZERO WASTE SUMMIT 2020

March 24-26, 2020 • 8am-6pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
DESIGNED FOR:
  • Global Leaders,
  • CEOs
  • Policymakers
  • Municipalities
  • Heads of Corporate Sustainability
  • Waste Experts
  • Waste to Energy
  • Impact & ESG Investors

TRACKS:

Trends in E Waste and Organics Disposal
Emerging Technologies for Waste Mitigation
Sustainable Packaging and reuse
Investing into Recycling Technologies
Sustainable Construction
Using water multiple times and mitigating wastewater
Manufacturing in a shared services and circular economy
Developing & Enabling Fed/State/Local waste mitigation policies
Monetizing waste and excess material across the value chain
Zero Waste Supply Chain Optimization

SPEAKERS:

Kelly Sarber

Kelly Sarber

SER Capital Partners

Franklin L. Mink, Ph.D.

Franklin L. Mink, Ph.D.

President, MAI LLC, Former Director USEPA, Health Criteria and Assessment Office

Gary Oppenheimer

Gary Oppenheimer

Founder/Executive Director, AmpleHarvest.org

Megan Daum

Megan Daum

Senior director of sustainability at the American Beverage Association (ABA)

Tony Schifano

Tony Schifano

Founder, Antos Environmental

Clare Miflin, AIA

Clare Miflin, AIA

LEED AP BD+C, Certified Biomimicry Professional

Dave Gajadhar

Dave Gajadhar

Chairperson, Companies for Zero Waste

Dave Levine

Dave Levine

President, American Sustainable Business Council

Lisa Morales-Hellebo

Lisa Morales-Hellebo

VC, Entrepreneur, and Fashion Tech Community Catalyst Co-founder & GP, REFASHIOND Ventures / Co-founder, The New York Supply Chain Meetup / Co-founder, The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation

Stephanie Joy Benedetto

Stephanie Joy Benedetto

CEO, Queen of Raw

Thomas Oppel

Thomas Oppel

Executive Vice President at American Sustainable Business Council, Former Chief of Staff to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

Meredith McDermott

Meredith McDermott

Director of Sustainability NYC Department of Education

Celeste McMickle

Celeste McMickle

Director, Client Solutions – TRUE Zero Waste U.S. Green Building Council

Richard E. Riman

Richard E. Riman

Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University

Jennifer DuBuisson

Jennifer DuBuisson

Senior Director Government & Public Affairs, Americas, The Lego Group

Martin H. Wolf

Martin H. Wolf

Director, Sustainability & Authenticity Seventh Generation, Inc.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION:

Free for Zero Waste Summit

Garage Deck Parking – Located one block from the venue.

Address: 154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (Closest to the Campus Center)

Please note the deck is on a one way and you must circle around the block to enter.

View an the image of the Garage Deck

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

http://www.njit.edu/about/transportation-campus

Testimonials

“I made many valuable contacts at the meeting, including Scott Donachie the CEO/ Founder of Companies for Zero Waste and look forward to working with many of them on-going.

 I learned a lot about the composting efforts in cities large and small.  These efforts are key to our strategy for circular product design.

Food and facilities were good and public transportation access was great!

I look forward to a future conference to assess progress toward a circular economy and zero waste.”

Martin Wolf

Director, Sustainability & Authenticity at Seventh Generation, Inc.

“Zero Waste East provided productive insights and discussions on the challenges and opportunities to turn waste into a resource. While it may seem daunting, it is possible if we work together.”

Bridget Anderson

Commissioner Recycling and Sustainability

NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

“Zero Waste East has emerged at the right place at the right time as we need to seriously re-imagine our relationship with waste. It brings together all of the right people with topical conversations that will leave you inspired and ready to change the world.”

Tom Szaky

CEO and founder of TerraCycle

“Zero Waste East was an exceptional gathering of public and private sector professionals from highly diverse backgrounds with a common passion for a more sustainable planet.  Sincere congratulations to Scott and his team for effectively connecting people and companies striving toward the goal of zero waste and a circular economy.  This conference represented  a strong beginning toward establishing a cooperative network of change-agents.”

Gary Sondermeyer

Vice President of Operations Bayshore Family of Companies

Former Chief of Staff  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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Any question for travel or operations please contact

Scott Donachie

Email: sdonachie@companiesforzerowaste.com

Phone: 201-563-8529