Sustainable Business series:
Presenter: Jennifer Porter '98 (Vice president, GBB Inc. )
The presentation examines current methods that municipalities in the United States are using the circular economy model in solid waste programs to fulfill waste diversion objectives and develop local/domestic capacity for waste management. Ms. Porter will cover current solid waste, recycling and composting industry myths, what's working in the municipal and waste processing sectors, and what public and private sector leaders — along with technology developers — can do to promote sustainable solutions.
Examples of innovative projects in Michigan, Virginia and the Northwest will highlight upstream/producer responsibility as well as contracting, public-private partnership and outreach techniques that can move the needle toward a new paradigm for sustainable solid waste management in the decades to come.
This event will take place via videoconference. For details, see the Center for Sustainability and the Environment website.