How do you get to 90% Diversion?

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How do you get to 90% Diversion? 2016-06-13T16:37:38+00:00

5th Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference
How do you get to 90% Diversion?
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Panel Description: If you have already started a zero waste program but are struggling to get to the 90% level, this session is for you!  This is an intermediate level session that will explore ways you can give your Zero Waste program the boost it needs to achieve 90% diversion.


Mandi_McKayMandi McKay is the Sustainability Coordinator for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co where she helps manage the company’s environmental initiatives including energy generation, resource conservation, recycling, composting, and employee education. Mandi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Conservation from CSU Chico and has been with Sierra Nevada for the past 6.5 years. Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada has been recognized as both a craft beer pioneer and an industry leader in sustainability. Resource efficiency and zero waste are built into the brewery’s foundation and daily operations are guided by a closed loop philosophy.



Morgan Harriman

Morgan Harriman oversees zero waste efforts in North America for Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, including Genzyme, Merial, Chattem and Sanofi Pasteur consisting of over 17,000 employees and 35 locations.  Ms. Harriman is past President of the Southern New England Chapter of SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America).  Prior to working for Sanofi, Ms. Harriman worked at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection as a Commercial Waste Reduction Planner, Town of Franklin, Massachusetts as a Recycling Coordinator and the City of Lewiston, Maine as a Recycling Manager.




Ana Wyssmann is a Solid Waste Recycling Subject Matter Expert, leading service delivery to JLL clients IFM accounts. She is responsible for developing sustainable waste management strategies and implementing standardized programs for facility operations ranging from 100 square feet to 12 million square feet in the U.S. and globally. Wyssmann has helped her clients save more than $2.5 million in landfill expenses annually, and generates over $2 million dollars in revenue annually from sold commodities.  Wyssmann has created industry leading recycling programs in commercial, administrative, R&D, construction, and manufacturing spaces.

Ms. Wyssmann’s expertise is in portfolio recycling & waste reduction.  Her programs have achieved and exceeded 90% waste diversion.  Wyssmann has implemented sophisticated yet intuitive waste diversion systems, developed commercial volume composting programs, driven waste management education, and consulted on waste re-engineering efforts.

Ms. Wyssmann has developed waste performance reporting, analytical tools, auditing systems and feedback loops to ensure vested management. She’s working with the JLL PEERS team to translate all performance management indicators into a live online tool, viewable by all program stakeholders.

Ms. Wyssmann’s programs are focused on exceeding baselines set by the USGBC’s LEED Standards, and the U.S Zero Waste Business Council’s guidelines for Zero Waste Management.

Previous experience

Ms. Wyssmann served as an Environmental Building Consultant in the Southwest region, managing LEED project certification.  She has supported the LEED certification of over 25 buildings, including LEED EB, EBOM, CI, and NC focused projects. Wyssmann has assisted Fortune 100 clients including Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Amgen, Purina, Genentech, and Bank of America.  She has implemented strategic sustainability roadmaps, carbon reporting, sustainability learning & development programs, and has chaired several interdisciplinary sustainability focus groups.

Ms. Wyssmann also acted as the National Sustainability Manager for an International Soft Services Management company, with the majority of her focus on High-Tech clients.  Her expertise in solid waste recycling drove the World’s Largest Microchip Manufacturing Corporation’s success to world-class standards.

A little more

Ana currently resides in Portland, OR.  She spends as much time outdoors, rock-climbing and running as possible.  In addition to environmental activism, Ana regularly volunteers her time advocating for marginalized communities.