2013 National Conference

2013 National Conference 2016-07-21T12:19:32+00:00


“Creating Value through Zero Waste”




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

7:45 am               Registration, Hearty Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:30                    Welcome: Stephanie Barger, Founder and Executive Director,

U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

8:35 – 8:45           Opening Speaker:  Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls – City of Cincinnati

8:45 – 9:15           Keynote Speaker: How Honda got to Zero Waste
o Robert Bottom, Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

 Robert Bottom, Honda of America, Mfg., Inc. (16.45 MB)

9:15 – 10:30          Leading the Way: Businesses and Zero Waste

Diverting over 90% from landfill, incineration and the environment:
o The Ohio State University – Corey J. Hawkey, Sustainability Coordinator

Corey J. Hawkey, The Ohio State University (16.62 MB)

o  Mitsubishi Electric America – Scott Stephenson, Corporate Manager QHSE

 Scott Stephenson, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America (751.35 kB)

o  Cincinnati Zoo – Mark Fisher, Dir. Facilties, Planning and Sustainability

 Mark Fisher, Cincinnati Zoo (13.92 MB)

10:30 – 10:50       BREAK in Exhibits area and networking

10:50 – 12:15       How to get to Zero Waste:
o Whole Foods Market– Tom Wright, Sustainability Consultant

 Tom Wright, Whole Foods Market (3.71 MB)

o Procter & Gamble – Scott Burns

 Scott Burns, Proctor & Gamble (3.46 MB)
                          o MillerCoors – Kelly Harris

 Kelly Harris, MillerCoors (2.14 MB)

12:15 – 1:15          Luncheon

1:30 – 2:30            Certification Program Issues – Small group discussions –
Lead by USZWBC Business Advisory Board

Overview of USZWBC – Stephanie Barger, Executive Director

 Stephanie Barger, USZWBC
• ZWIA Definition of Zero Waste
• Metrics
• Branding
• Should Incineration count?
• Total Participation
• Other issues

2:40 – 3:00           BREAK in Exhibits area and networking

3:00 – 5:00           Markets and Innovations
• Value of materials – Sue Beets, SBM Management

 Sue Beets, SBM Management (3.48 MB)

• Hard to Recycle – Terry McDonald, Saint Vincent De Paul

 Terry McDonald, Saint Vincent de Paul (2.76 MB)

• Tracking Your Success & Difficult Waste Streams

Amy Moreland, Heritage Interactive Services

 Amy Moreland, Heritage Interactive Services (2.46 MB)

• Reuse a multimillion dollar business

Marty Metro, Use Cardboard Boxes, Inc.

 Marty Metro, Used Cardboard Boxes (856.44 kB)


5:00 – 7:00 pm      Zero Waste Reception in Exhibits Area

7:00 – 8:30 pm      TRASHED THE FILM!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

7:45 am                Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:30 – 8:45            Welcome: Gary Liss, President, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

 Gary Liss, USZWBC (629.81 kB)


8:45 – 9:15            Keynote Speaker:
Lori Scozafava, Executive Director, U.S. Composting Council
“State of Commercial Food Scrap Policies and Processes in the United States”

 Lori Scozzafava, U.S. Composting Council (2.89 MB)

9:15 to 10:45        Keynote Panel:
“How the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council

is Working to Expand Regional Composting”

Scott Hassell– Fifth Third Bank  – Moderator

Scott Hassell, Fifth Third Bank (601.79 kB)

Ann Powers – Rumpke Consolidated Companies

o Bill Gross – Luxottica

 Bill Gross, Luxottica (3.8 MB)

David J. Wimmel – Jones Lang LaSalle/Procter and Gamble

 David J. Wimmel, Jones Lang LaSalle/Procter & Gamble (510.54 kB)

o Grant Gibson – Compost Cincy


10:45 to 11:00       Break


11:00 to 12:15       Concurrent Panels by Sectors

                            • “Zero Waste is a Team Sport” Hospitality
Holly Elmore – Elemental Impact – Moderator
o Scott Lutocka – Piazza Produce

 Scott Lutocka, Piazza Produce (3.06 MB)

o Chris Bradlee – BASF

 Chris Bradlee, BASF (2.26 MB)
o Perry Kranias – HMSHOST

 Perry Kranias, HMSHOST (297.51 kB)

Retail and Reuse

Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates – Moderator

Susanne Fredericks, Goodwill Industries, Inc.

 Susanne Fredericks, Goodwill (8.03 MB)
MaryEllen Etienne, Reuse Alliance

 MaryEllen Etienne, Reuse Alliance (1.78 MB)

Property and Facility Management
– Sue Beets – SBM Management – Moderator
o Randy Van Winkle, SBM Management

 Randy Van Winkle, SBM Management (3.61 MB)
o Bruce Buchan, CleanRiver Recycling Solutions

 Bruce Buchan, CleanRiver Recycling Soluntions (2.82 MB)
o Richard Kiley, JanPak

 Richard Kiley, JanPak (8.67 MB)


12:15 – 1:15           Luncheon  Keynote:

Jim Larson, Program Development Director, Food Donation Connection

 Jim Larson, Food Donation Connection (3.98 MB)


1:20 to 2:30           Concurrent Panels by Topics

• How to communicate and market the Zero Waste message

– Angela Howe – Surfrider Foundation – Moderator

o Stephen Groner, SGA, Inc.

 Stephen Groner, SGA, Inc. (11.3 MB)
Rasham Grewal, USAgain

 Rasham Grewal, USAgain (1.74 MB)

2:30 – 3:00            BREAK in Exhibits area and networking


3:00 – 4:15            Breakout Sessions: From Bronze to Platinum – Zero Waste a higher standard:
Next Steps for Zero Waste Business Certification Programs

– Small group discussions
Lead by USZWBC Board Members