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3rd Annual Orange County
" Zero in on Zero Waste - Don't let your Bottom Line go to Waste" Business Conference

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Did you know that reducing your waste stream can add dollars to your bottom line and improve your corporate image?  Over 150 business professionals, nonprofits, schools and governmental officials and staff from all over the State of California gathered to work out solutions to avoid wasting resources while improving their ‘bottom line’ at our 3rd Annual “Zero In On Zero Waste: Don't Let your Bottom Line Go to Waste" Business Conferenceheld at the Ford Motor Company in Irvine, California. 
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Keynote Speakers...
8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits
8:30 am        Welcome by: Stephanie Barger of Earth Resource Foundation and Beth Krom, Mayor of Irvine

8:45 am “Designing with Nature to get to Zero Waste - water quality as the example”
Keynote presentation: Jonathan Todd

9:30 am Redesigning our Business Model
“Supply chain management - key tool for Zero Waste Success”
Ron Wilmoth , Ricoh Electronics, Inc.
“How to Measure Zero Waste Successes”
Ryan McMullan, Environmental Resource Specialist, Toyota

10:30 am BREAK in Exhibits area and networking

11:00 am Rethinking Partnerships Moderator – Gary Liss
Sharon Ellis, Habitat for Humanity

Doug Wooley, Goodwill Orange County
Dan Knapp, Urban Ore - Berkeley Recycling Center

12:00 to 1:15 pm                        Luncheon Buffet
12:45 pm        Luncheon Address:  “Zero Waste? The Ocean Can't Wait!”
Capt Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research Foundation

1:30 pm                        Repackaging our world                        Moderator – Rick Anthony
Tom Wright, Sustainable Business, “Will Green Plastic Enable Zero Waste?”
Heidi Sanborn , California Product Stewardship Council, “Producer Responsibility for Products and Packaging”
Ken Eskenazi, Clean Agency, “Rapioli – the Zero Waste Package”

2:30 pm Break in Exhibits Area and networking

3:00 pm Regulations on the Horizon Moderator – Michael Huls
Leonard Robinson, Department of Toxic Substances, “Current Regulations are Zero Waste Policies”
Linda Christopher, Executive Director, Grassroots Recycling Network, “Cool 2012 Campaign – Zero Waste and Global Climate Change”
Rich Flammer, Hidden Resources, “Zero Waste Strategies for Food Scraps and Other Organics”

4:00 “The Next Pieces of Zero “ - Concurrent Roundtable
Doug Wooley, Goodwill - Buy Reused, Recycled or Compost Products
Heidi Sanborn, CPSC - Producer Responsibility
Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates - Measuring ZW Diversio
Richard Anthony ,Richard Anthony & Associates -  Highest and Best Use
Michael Huls, Huls Environmental - Triple Bottom Line
Jonathan Todd , Todd Environmental - Eliminate use of toxics
Linda Christopher - GRRN - Products not wasteful or toxic
Dan Knapp, Urban Ore - Financial incentives
Leonard Robinson,
DTSC - Prevent Pollution
Charles Moore, AMRF - Precautionary Principle

5:30 pm to 7 pm Zero Waste Reception
(all attendees welcome) and no host bar

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