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 interested members of the public, elected officials, municipal staff and activists.
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, www.liteinit.org, and a self employed consultant who has been helping cities and counties develop cutting edge waste reduction and recycling programs since 1983.