Samantha MacBride: Author of Recycling Reconsidered, and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Brian Tippetts is the Director of the Solid Waste Division at Applied Ecological Services in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Kate Vasquez is a Senior Consultant at Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. (GBB)
Perinaz Bhada-Tata is the Editor of World Bank’s publication Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda and is the Co-author of What a Waste – A Global Review of Solid Waste Management.
Prof. Nickolas Themelis is the Founder and Director of the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University and the Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council.
Prof. Paul H. Brunner is considered to be the father of material flow analysis methodology in urban metabolism and industrial ecology. He is the Head of the Institute for Water Quality, Resource and Waste Management at Vienna University of Technology.Learn More
Jill Boughton is the President and CEO of W2Worth Innovations. She was also the President and CEO of Sustainable WasteResources International (SWRI), before which, she led a corporate-wide effort called “Waste-to-Worth” at Procter and Gamble’s global product development team emphasizing on disruptive and transformational innovation. She is some times referred to as the “Queen of Waste”.
Mike Biddle is the Founder and President of MBA Polymers, President of Waste Free Oceans Americas and well known TED Speaker (his TED talk). He is the recipient of 2012 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development, sometimes called the Nobel Prize for Environment and many other awards. MBA Polymers is a world leading recycler of plastics from complex waste streams.
Luis Diaz is the President of CalRecovery Inc. During over 30 years in the solid waste management field, Dr. Diaz pioneered the integration of solid waste systems, which is now the standard for all new waste management systems. Dr. Diaz has more than 350 publications and has co-authored 15 books. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Waste Management, Consulting Editor for BioCycle, and Chair of the Working Group on Developing Countries of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
David A. McCarthy is the Principal and Co-Founder of JUM Global, LLC. Mr. McCarthy brings 15 years of developing strategic partners for independently funded projects to JUM Global. David works with JAX Utilities Management, where they design and construct landfills. He has been involved in the launch of multiple start-up divisions and companies, as President, CEO and Director, successfully establishing national marketing partners, securing investment capital, and creating new vertical market opportunities and brand development. He also has years of experience working with different energy related national and international government agencies.