Zero Waste Events

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
  • Textiles
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Education

Upcoming Events

Zoom webinar

October 1, 2020
10am – 2pm Eastern Time

Accelerating The Circular Economy

Policy for a Circular Economy, The role brands and packaging producers will play in forging a stronger policy environment to create more circular outcomes. Insight from policymakers and leading global brands.

Start Up Power Hour for a Circular Economy Vetted from 500+ start-ups CZW will choose 4 start-ups to present This fun engaging competition will feature entrepreneurs with innovative technologies and products that will accelerate the circular economy. Start-Ups will present for 15 minutes. Attendees and panelists will vote on the best presentation. CZW will announce the winner post meeting. Start-Ups will collaborate with experts

Circular Economy Sessions Five 30 minute Sessions

Session 1 : Materials. This session explores where materials come from and builds a rationale for why waste management, land filling and traditional recycling are a cost center vs a designing a closed loop system

Session 2: Circular Business Models. Corporate programs are explored in-depth and a range of ways for business to create economic and social values.

Sessions 3: Circular Design, Innovation and Assessment. This session presents topics include functional materials and eco-design as well as methods to assess environmental impacts.

Sessions 4: Policies and Networks. This explores the role of government the success of PPPs and the shared services model.

Session 5: Supply Chain Solutions Organizations  are applying new technologies into delivery, customer engagement, manufacturing /remanufacturing, planning, and reverse logistics.

Designed for Investors/Fund Managers, Corporations, Foundations, Non-Profits, Social Entrepreneurs, Government and Start-Ups

Mathy Stanislaus

Mathy Stanislaus

Interim Director, Global Battery Alliance (World Economic Forum)

Daniel Figola

Daniel Figola

Dir of Sustainability Development, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

John Shegerian

John Shegerian

Executive Chairman, ERI

Woodrow Clark II

Woodrow Clark II

Managing Director, Clark Strategic Partners

Christina Raab

Christina Raab

VP Strategy & Development, Cradle to Cradle Products Institute

Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf

Director, Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation

Tony Schifano

Tony Schifano

CEO, Antos Environmental

Anwar Khan

Anwar Khan

CEO, Cycletechnology Inc.

Chris Ripley

Chris Ripley

CEO, Smarter Sorting

Carey Kelley

Carey Kelley

CEO, Green H2O

Scott Donachie

Scott Donachie

CEO and Founder, Companies for Zero Waste

Recordings Available

UPDATE!

ZERO WASTE SUMMIT

COMING SOON!
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:

Anna Vinogradova

Anna Vinogradova

Director Sustainability, Walmart

Viviana Alvarez

Viviana Alvarez

Head of Sustainability - North America, Unilever

Christine Weydig

Christine Weydig

Director of Environmental and Energy Programs at the Port Authority of NY & NJ

Kerry Bannigan

Kerry Bannigan

Founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships

Megan Daum

Megan Daum

Vice President of Sustainability at The American Beverage Association (ABA)

Tony Schifano

Tony Schifano

Founder, Antos Environmental

Cynthia Power

Cynthia Power

Facilitating Manager of EILEEN FISHER Renew

John Caturano

John Caturano

Senior Sustainability Manager Packaging / Programs Nestlé Waters North America

Clare Miflin, AIA

Clare Miflin, AIA

Founder, Center For Zero Waste Design

Dave Gajadhar

Dave Gajadhar

Chairperson, Companies for Zero Waste

Dave Levine

Dave Levine

President, American Sustainable Business Council

Dave Bennink

Dave Bennink

Director of the Building Deconstruction Institute and owns Re-Use Consulting

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

Casey Mahalick

Casey Mahalick

Senior Technical Associate of Environmental Sustainability for Colgate-Palmolive Company

Stephanie Joy Benedetto

Stephanie Joy Benedetto

CEO, Queen of Raw

Kelly Burton

Kelly Burton

Adjunct professor of 'Ethical Fashion' and 'Social Responsibility in the Apparel Industry' at the Fashion Institute of Technology

Thomas Oppel

Thomas Oppel

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

Richard E. Riman

Richard E. Riman

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

Celeste McMickle

Celeste McMickle

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

Martin H. Wolf

Martin H. Wolf

Director, Sustainability & Authenticity Seventh Generation, Inc.

Shawn Kreloff

Shawn Kreloff

Founder & CEO Bioenergy DevCo and Executive Chairman BTS Biogas Srl/GmbH

Jessica I. Marschall

Jessica I. Marschall

President and CEO/CFO, The Green Mission Inc.

Bruno R. Pereira

Bruno R. Pereira

Chief Sustainability Officer, BioLogiQ

Peg Cafferty

Peg Cafferty

Dahooma Productions/Ad Lumen Productions/KOCA

Sheri Hinish

Sheri Hinish

MAc, MsSCM, PMP, LSSGB, SupplyChainQueen® Executive Advisor and Change Leader IBM Futurist

Chris Ripley

Chris Ripley

Co-Founder and CEO of Smarter Sorting

Tricia Carey

Tricia Carey

Director of Global Business Development Apparel, Lenzing Fibers

Kelly Sarber

Kelly Sarber

Strategic Management Group CEO

Daniel J Figola, PE

Daniel J Figola, PE

Director of Sustainability Development at Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS)

Pamela G. Frank

Pamela G. Frank

Vice President of Gabel Associates and CEO of ChargEVC

Allison Shapiro

Allison Shapiro

Executive Director at Closed Loop Partners

Amanda Kaminsky

Amanda Kaminsky

Founder and Principal of Building Product Ecosystems [BPE] LLC

Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson

Director of Marketing at UPS

Sponsors

Partners

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