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" Zero in on Zero Waste - Don't let your Bottom Line go to Waste" Business Conference

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2006 Conference: 8 am to 5:30 pm

Luncheon & Awards Presentation 12:15 pm Cocktail Hour 5:30 pm

Location: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

"Great kick-off event! Your team did outstanding work & you should be so proud! This is only the beginning to a great, on-going attempt to educate, recognize & get out all the important steps to reaching Zero Waste!" Piper Miguelgorry, CIWMB

"This conference has been absolutely great!" Thomas Kelley, Library Alehouse

"It was a wonderful conference. I wish several of my co-workers could have come!"

What happened...
This day long event addressed ways businesses can save money by implementing Zero Waste practices in their daily operations.  This first annual conference was designed to bring Orange County business owners together with knowledgeable experts in the field of Zero Waste who can demonstrate how to turn a company’s waste stream into a profitable resource.  Areas of focus included eliminating waste, reuse, recycling and composting (including construction and demolition waste) and green buildings. Conference Program
A very special THANK YOU to our...

Our dynamic keynote speakers included: Terry Tamminen, Special Advisor to the Governor on Energy and the Environment and former Secretary of CalEPA; Eiko Risch, Division Manager of Ricoh Electronics Inc.; and Thomas Kiser, President of Professional Supply Inc. And that's not all. To learn more about our
Speakers & download their Presentations.

"The quality of the speakers was very impressive. They shared important insights & were inspiring!" Leslie Robinson, County of Santa Barbara

"Great networking, wondeful high-caliber speakers!" Deirdre Bingman, OC Sanitation District

Our Sponsors: Gensler; Huls Environmental; Orange County Stormwater Program; Remedy Environmental Services; Ricoh Electronics, Inc.; The Wireless Alliance; Vons, a Safeway Company. To learn more about our Sponsors &
Participating Businesses.

"Very useful information & a great opportunity to network!" Elizabeth Vazquez-Avila, City of Laguna Beach

Awards winners...
Awards Luncheon honored Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) winners from Orange County, Zero Waste Business leaders, that are setting an example for the rest of the industry. With a special guest appearance from Zorro, zeroing in on zero waste, leading the new industrial revolution to throw off the shackles of inefficiency & wastefulness! 

Zero Waste Committee...
Anna Cummins, Brenda Platt, Debra Hagstrom, Gary Liss, Jaime Lozano, Jonathan Parfrey, Lindsey Payne, Megan Drda, Michael Huls, Neil Seldman, Ray Halowski, Rick Anthony, Sonia Nasser, Steve Mosko, Stephanie Barger, Vincent Cobb & Ziad Mazoubdi

Reggie Durant, Francis Greenspan, Blanca Aguirre, Susy Holyhead, Julius Manalo, Shirely Lee, Jacquelyn Hayes, Rafael Rodriguez-Leal, special thanks to Heather George for her connections & support

Zero Waste in Action...
Guiding principles courtesy of the GrassRoots Recycling Network...

Zero Waste Business Principles

Businessing "Doing" Zero Waste

Strategies for Zero Waste Communities

Orange County Zero Waste Action Plan.
Action Plan

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