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equip your business for Zero Waste Success! 

3rd Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference

"Creating Value through Zero Waste"

 Wednesday May 7th and Thursday May 8th, 2014 

The Westin Buckhead, Atlanta, GA USA


We have worked closely with our Conference Partner/Media Sponsor Elemental Impact, Local Host Sustainable Atlanta, and the USZWBC Conference Planning Committee to develop an exciting program with innovative ideas and industry leaders. Please visit our conference program page for the latest information on presentations and speakers. For more about Zero Waste in our host city Atlanta and conference planning efforts thus far, visit Elemental Impact's Zero Waste in ACTION blogs:

Zero Waste Conference: National in Focus, Local in Flavor
Atlanta: Host City for 2014 U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Conference
Creating Value through Zero Waste

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate sustainability managers and facility managers looking to cut costs through greener practices
  • Small and Mid-Sized business managers looking to improve waste reduction practices
  • State and local government employees who work in the waste reduction/Zero Waste field
  • Environmental consulting firms that want to learn about the latest successes in Zero Waste and certification

Conference Goals

  • Helping businesses achieve Zero Waste to both help the environment and their bottom line.
  • Teaching businesses waste reduction methods from the leaders in the field including academics, industry specialists and experts from Zero Waste businesses that have achieved more than 90% diversion

Conference Topics

  • Industry Hot Topics
  • Zero Waste Business Successes in the Southern U.S.
  • Zero Waste for Different Size Businesses
  • Getting Started on the Road to Zero Waste
  • Metrics and Measuring Zero Waste
  • Vendor Relations for Zero Waste
  • Marketing Zero Waste
  • Zero Waste Education
  • Developing Zero Waste Infrastructure
  • How to Certify your business Zero Waste through USZWBC
  • Zero Waste Training for Professionals
  • Problem Solving: Hard to Recycle Items
  • ... and so much more! Please visit our conference program page for the full program.


Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

       Zero Waste professional training course

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 

7:45am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:30am to 5pm Conference

5:30 to 7:30pm Reception

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 

7:45am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:30am to 5pm Conference

Exhibits open Wednesday and Thursday all day

Registration Pricing

Conference Registration Type

Early Bird

Ends 4/4/14

Regular Rate

After 4/4/14

Regular (Business, Government, Large Institution) $399 $499
Small Nonprofit* or Individual $250 $300
One-Day Rates    
Regular (Business, Government, Large Institution) One-Day $250 $325
Small Nonprofit* or Individual One-Day $150 $200

 Members of USZWBC receive a 25% discount on above rates

 Training Course Registration 

Early Bird

Ends 4/4/14

Regular Rate

After 4/4/14

USZWBC Member $159 $209
Non-Member $199 $249

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Cancellation and transfer policies can be viewed here.

* Small nonprofit is defined as having an annual budget less than $1,000,000




Showcase your company's commitment to sustainability with a conference sponsorship- a limited number of opportunities are still available!