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2020 Topics

The 2020 Zero Waste Symposium Topics and Speakers

recycling markets

Identifying and developing primary and secondary commodity markets in the recycling industry

policies and legislation

Communicate California’s legislation and policies on resource management

circular economy

Establishing an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources

education and training

Learning tangible tips and tricks to zero waste where you work, live and play

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The 2020 Symposium SPEAKERS

Track Topic Speakers
Opening Opening Remarks (Price of Convience lack of markets) “Richard Anthony/ Stephen Bantillo/ Tracie Bills”
Opening Keynote
Legislation Policies and Politics
Legislative updates for recycling
Californians Against Waste
Problems Circular Economy in Zero Waste Timonie Hood – EPA
Problems Recycling Markets in Southern CA
Where are the markets?
If we collect it … Who wants it?
The End Market … Who Uses It?
Cara Morgan – CalRecycle
Problems Circular Economy in Zero Waste Timonie Hood – EPA
Problems Waste Characterization
Making Economic Case & Opportunities to Expand Markets
What are we dumping?
Defining Recycling Markets/RMDZ
RRP/RRC are essential to sourcing materials
Ruth Abbe – Zero Waste USA
Problems Commodity Roles for MRFs
and End Markets
Digesters for Recycling Markets in So Cal
the who what where how & why?
John Caputo – Republic Services
Bob Hill – EDCO – Burrtec
Problems Secondary MRF – Titus MRF Services
picking up the pieces
increase diversion from landfill
Mike Centers – Titus MRF


Track Topic Speakers
Markets Nuts & Bolts of Recovery Market
Opportunities in Cali Baja Region
Market Development Proposals and
Cross-Border Strategies in Cali Baja Region
Saúl Guzmán

Director de Gestión Ambiental,

Secretaría de Protección Ambiental
del Gobierno de Baja California
Markets Economic Drivers of Recycling
Market Development
Marty Seaman – rPlanet Earth
Markets Making Economic Case to Expand
Recycling Markets, including Case Studies
Dave Beck – rPlanet Earth
Markets Recycling Market Development in CA
Building Economic Opportunities
in Southern California
Manuel Medrano

Recycling Market Development Zone

Administrators Association President
Markets Where to Start … local market development
start an a RRP – Resource Recovery Park
Fix-It Clinic – Repair Center,
Reuse & Repurpose, Recycle Center
Dan Knapp

Max Wexler – Manager Urban Ore

Reycling pioneers, earth institute,
recycling archives
Markets Local Representatives share Case Studies
people making a difference
what is happening locally
a need – a plan – support
Coleen Foster
– Oceanside (refrigerator)

Avacida Jones
– Carlsbad (schools)

Michael Wonsidler/Stephen Weihe
– County (marketing)
Solutions Large Venues – Little Foot Prints

Accommodating large volumes of Guests
Katie Altobello-Czescik –
SDC Regional Airport

Donald Bottger –
Convention Center

Chris Klein –
Earth Fair
Solutions Learn about San Diego Organics
organic material is going to greenery
Large amounts get landfilled
Rich Flammer
– composting windrows;

– food recovery

Tyla Montgomery
– for schools (County/Carlsbad)


Track Topic Speakers
Solutions Learn about Plastic Pollution and Health
plastics in our food, water & air
changing phisiological, enviornmental & chemical makeup
Diana Cohen
Solutions Nuisance Lawsuit, Brand Audits
and “”the art of forcing the issue””
from the “”Price of Convience””
Who is responsile for what is left over …
Lori Mendez
Solutions Be a Zero Waste Family
– How can “”I”” go towards Zero?
Fredrica & James Syren
Solutions Get Zero Waste Training
– Getting ZERO Certified
Edco Testimonial / City of SD Julie Sands
Gary Liss – Zero Waste USA Certified

Judi Gregory – Go2Zero Strategies

Jill Donello
Solutions Q/A (Gary moderating) and Closing Panel Topics – Survey results