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Our Sponsors, Knowledge Partners, Panelists, and Curators

John Gertsakis

July 8, 2019 |

John Gertsakis is a sustainability practitioner with experience as an industry adviser, consultant, research academic and advocate. He is the co-founder of the newly formed Ewaste Watch Institute, and he co-authored Australia’s first report on e-waste recycling in 1995 titled: Short Circuiting Waste from Electronic Products. Read More

Madeline Keating

May 2, 2019 |

Madeline Keating is an Urban Fellow with NRDC’s Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program and is the City Lead in Denver for NRDC’s Food Matters project.Read More

Elaine Blatt

May 2, 2019 |

Elaine Blatt is a Senior Policy and Program Analyst at Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Read More

Peter Canepa

May 2, 2019 |

Peter Canepa joined the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in January 2017, providing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expertise to Oregon’s Materials Management program.Read More

Vaughan Levitzke

April 24, 2019 |

Vaughan Levitzke has more than 35 years’ experience in government, project management and leadership. Vaughan established Zero Waste SA in 2003 and is responsible for a multitude of programs and projects carried out by Zero Waste SA and its partner organisations, … Read More

Catalina Marulanda

March 15, 2019 |

Catalina Marulanda is currently the Practice Manager of the Urban Development Unit in the South Asia Region at the World Bank Group. Read More

Silpa Kaza

March 15, 2019 |

Silpa Kaza is an Urban Development Specialist in the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.Read More

Christian Bremer

October 26, 2018 |

Christian Bremer is currently working as the Managing Director at SSI SCHÄFER. Read More

Jürgen Jacoby

October 26, 2018 |

Jürgen Jacoby, is the International Sales & Business Development at Envac Optibag AB.Read More

Bernd Leowald

October 26, 2018 |

Bernd Leowald is the head of the department Northwest at Stadtreinigung Hamburg (SRH). The SRH is the municipal waste management company in Hamburg with 2600 employees. The department Northwest is a part of Hamburg with 620.000 inhabitants and an area … Read More

Rosa Arias

October 10, 2018 |

Rosa Arias is the Founder of Science for Change and the creator of the citizen science App OdourCollect, to build up collaborative odour maps.Read More

Costas Velis

October 3, 2018 |

Costas Velis is the Chair of the ISWA Task Force on Marine Litter and Lecturer on Resource Efficiency Systems at University of Leeds.Read More

Stiv Wilson

September 25, 2018 |

Stiv Wilson is Director of Campaigns at The Story of Stuff project. Read More

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

September 25, 2018 |

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the founder of the for-purpose, Plastic Free July Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that brings the public and business together with the vision of a world without plastic waste. Read More

Kate Bailey

August 9, 2018 |

Kate Bailey is a leading authority on Zero Waste best practices and focuses on the facts, details, and logistics that help Zero Waste initiatives succeed.Read More

Mitch Hedlund

August 9, 2018 |

Prior to founding the nonprofit standardized label initiative and Recycle Across America®, Mitch Hedlund had over 20 years experience in marketing, communications, and branding, serving Fortune 500 companies, as well as midsized companies. Read More

Stephen Bates

August 6, 2018 |

is an accomplished, and highly-effective International Government, Public Affairs and Behavioural Change Expert with over 25 years of experience leading Communications, Stakeholder Engagement, Community Relations and Operations within the global Waste and Resource Recovery sector.Read More

Natalie Starr

August 6, 2018 |

Natalie Starr has nearly twenty five years of experience in solid waste management, recycling and resource recovery, and energy consulting including twenty years with DSM Environmental where she is now a Principal.Read More

Lynn Hoffman & Kate Davenport

August 6, 2018 |

Lynn Hoffman and Kate Davenport are the Co-Presidents of Eureka Recycling, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, whose mission is to demonstrate that waste is preventable, not inevitable. Read More

Jim Frey

August 6, 2018 |

Jim Frey offers over 35 years of expertise in recycling and waste management program development for public services and private enterprises. Read More

Emma Burlow

August 6, 2018 |

Emma Burlow is one of the UK’s leading specialists on circular economy and resource efficiency in businesses and has more than 20 years’ experience in the sectorRead More

Chaz Miller

August 6, 2018 |

Chaz Miller’s career in waste and recycling spanned four decades with stints at the US EPA Office of Solid Waste, the Glass Packaging Institute and the National Waste and Recycling Association. Although he is now retired from full time work, he consults and continues to write his award-winning column “The Circular File” for Waste360.Read More

Beth Schmitt

August 6, 2018 |

Beth Schmitt is Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships at The Recycling Partnership.Read More

Amity Lumper

August 6, 2018 |

Amity Lumper is Co-President and Director of Cascadia Consulting Group’s Recycling and Materials Management practice.Read More

Sarah Currie-Halpern

July 31, 2018 |

Sarah Currie-Halpern is Co-Founder and Partner in Think Zero LLC. Previously she ran Solid Waste and Zero Waste Programs for the Mayor’s Office of NYC, where she helped develop the Zero Waste section of OneNYC and the Waste section of the recent 80×50 plan.Read More

Nadine Cavusoglu

May 29, 2018 |

Nadine holds an MBA from the New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Certificate in Business Strategies for Social Impact from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.Read More

Mara Vasileiou

May 28, 2018 |

Mara Vasileiou is an Environmental Engineer that has worked as a researcher in the past for the Swedish Museum of Natural History in StockholmRead More

Kylee Neniska

May 28, 2018 |

Kylee Neniska graduated from Lethbridge college in Alberta with an Environmental Assessment and Restoration diploma.Read More

Clare Miflin

May 11, 2018 |

Clare Miflin has a deep understanding of environmentally sound building practices, techniques, codes and standards that she applies to all her projects.Read More

Joanna Barnett

May 6, 2018 |

Joanna is passionate about spreading awareness on environmental issues and enjoys the challenge of breaking down potentially complex ideas for a broad audience. Read More

Selby Wilkinson

May 6, 2018 |

Selby Wilkinson is a BA of Media Studies student at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in bridging the gap between media and sustainability. Read More

Kyle Wiens

April 20, 2018 |

Kyle Wiens is a right to repair activist, fixing the world’s gizmos one at a time. He is the CEO of iFixit and Dozuki.Read More

Vivek Patil

March 26, 2018 |

Vivek is a volunteer with be Waste Wise. His work involves carrying out research to establish partnerships with new organizations. Read More

David Biderman

March 21, 2018 |

David Biderman is the Executive Director/CEO, Solid Waste Association of North America
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Antonis Mavropoulos

March 21, 2018 |

Antonis Mavropoulos is the founder and CEO of D-Waste and President of ISWA. He has been involved in solid waste management projects for 20 years, in 20 countries and he has completed more than 150 projects.Read More

Josephine Antonio

March 7, 2018 |

Josephine Antonio is a consultant in septage management, water supply and wastewater engineering, sanitation and local governance and development planning. She was a former City Planning and Development Coordinator for Dumaguete City, Philippines where she played an instrumental role in implementing reknowned septage and fecal sludge management project for the city. Read More

Goutham Katta

March 7, 2018 |

Goutham Katta is the Senior Lead of City Operations for Pune Municipal Corporation. He develops and drives smart city projects and strategy in the field of sanitation, waste, transportation and other sectors.Read More

Habibur Rahman

March 7, 2018 |

Habibur Rahman is the Deputy Programme Engineer at Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and leads sanitation work in Bangladesh.Read More

Jeremy Horner

March 7, 2018 |

Jeremy Horner is the Director of Programs at Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).Read More

Robert Egger

January 3, 2018 |

Robert Egger is a 30 year veteran of social enterprise and empowerment, having founded the D.C. Central Kitchen. Campus Kitchens and the L.A. Kitchen.


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Simon Houghton

November 22, 2017 |

Simon Houghton is the Strategy and Business Development Director at Agriprotein.Read More

Waste Dive

September 1, 2017 |

Waste Dive provides news and analysis on the latest happenings in the waste management. Waste Dive’s mission is to provide busy executives with a bird’s-eye-view of the industry in 60 seconds.Read More

Kirstie Pecci

September 1, 2017 |

Kirstie Pecci is an environmental, real estate and municipal attorney. In January she launched the Zero Waste Project as part of the Healthy Communities, Environmental Justice Program of the Conservation Law Foundation.Read More

Madisen Gittlin

August 31, 2017 |

Madisen Gittlin is a Program Assistant with Global Green, a national environmental nonprofit, and the American affiliate of Green Cross International.Read More

Olivia Lapierre

August 15, 2017 |

Olivia Lapierre is a Be Zero ambassador and racial justice activist. She began her transition to a zero waste lifestyle in January 2016. Through Be Zero she works to bring awareness to environmental racism and to provide platforms for POCs in environmental communities, which are traditionally predominantly white spaces.Read More

Mani Vajipey

August 8, 2017 |

Mani Vajipey is a recycler and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Banyan Nation, a technology driven recycling company that is changing the way India looks at plastics, recycling and waste management.Read More

Christopher Kane

August 7, 2017 |

Christopher Kane is a Campus Coordinator and the Director of Resource Development at the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN).Read More

Kristel Moulaert

August 7, 2017 |

Kristel Moulaert is the Director of ISVAG.Read More

Robert Crocker

August 7, 2017 |

Robert Crocker is the Deputy Director of China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development and the Author of Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design.Read More

Olivia and Carter Ries

August 6, 2017 |

Olivia and her brother Carter started their own nonprofit called One More Generation (OMG) in 2009 in an effort to help save endangered species for at least One More Generation… and beyond.Read More