2ND ANNUAL
U.S. ZERO WASTE NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE

“Creating Value through Zero Waste”

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH AND THURSDAY, MAY 9TH, 2013

WESTIN HOTEL, 21 EAST FIFTH STREET, CINCINNATI, OH

 

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