Zero Waste Symposium 2020

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FEBRUARY 11, 2020
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Symposium Overview

This year’s symposium will focus on the Price of Convenience, that small economic exchange that happens when we accept easy over practicality.  In exchange, for convenience, we create a lot of excess material with no available end-use markets.  Our focus at the symposium will be to explore the “Current and future state of recycling” “How should we handle single-use packaging?”, “Who should be responsible for the clean up” and “What kind of markets are available for all the materials that can be diverted?”

Topics

  • Pros and Cons of Recycling in California
  • Defining Recycling Markets
  • Looking at the Waste Characterization
  • Circular Economy in Zero Waste
  • Market Development
  • California Laws and Bans of Single-Use Products
  • Building Economic Opportunities: Local and International
  • Zero Waste at Large Venues
  • Zero Waste Certification and Training
  • Zero Waste Lifestyle
  •  And more to come.

The Price of Convenience

Sure-Close Inc.

Sure-Close Inc.

City of San Diego Environmental Services Department

City of San Diego Environmental Services Department

Dr. Bronner’s All-One!

Dr. Bronner’s All-One!

City of Chula Vista Office of Sustainability

City of Chula Vista Office of Sustainability

Waste Management

Waste Management

Republic Services

Republic Services

County of San Diego Recycling

County of San Diego Recycling

Green Education

Green Education

Goodwill San Diego

Goodwill San Diego

EDCO Disposal

EDCO Disposal

Carton Council

Carton Council