Industry Events and Workshops

Several industry events and workshops will be held in conjunction with the Resource Recycling Conference. You will be able to register for these events and workshops on your conference registration form.  Check back for updates and additional events and workshops to be added.

Monday, October 22

Introduction to Zero Waste
Presented by Zero Waste USA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch on own)
$125 registration fee

Are you interested in learning how Zero Waste has become a key component of community and business sustainability efforts across the US and the globe? Want to know more about the connection between Zero Waste and climate change, social justice and green jobs as well as the benefits to businesses pursuing Zero Waste? Curious about Zero Waste planning and infrastructure as well as community and business certification? This lively interactive class is for you! Recommended reading list sent out in advance.

Zero Waste Community Principles and Tools
Presented by Zero Waste USA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch on own)
$125 registration fee

Ready to go deeper into Zero Waste? This class introduces the ZWIA Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities and the Zero Waste Brain Trust Tools suite including Eight Steps to Becoming a Zero Waste Community, USEPA's Managing and Transforming Waste Streams: A Tool for Communities – with 100+ searchable policy and program options, and four key Assessment Tools that assist communities in determining where they are and where they need to go on the Road to high diversion and Zero Waste. Homework: Approximately 4 hours prep plus group project work. Recommended reading list sent out in advance. Taught by Portia Sinnott, Program Director, Zero Waste USA and Zero Waste Brain Trust