The Zero Waste Connection is a professional social network of zero waste program managers and staff from federal, state, and local programs, as well as independent experts. The site also contains an information clearinghouse of resources to support programs and manage all of the information shared through the site. The goals of the Network are:
- - Promote pollution prevention and sustainability as the preferred methods of achieving zero waste goals;
- - Provide forums for zero waste professionals to share information on program development and implementation;
- - Foster innovation in zero waste programs through the exchange of ideas in real time;
- - Increase the adoption of zero waste practices among practitioners; and
- - Increase awareness of zero waste opportunities and resources.
The Zero Waste Connection is brought to you by the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA). NEWMOA is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx), a consortium of eight regional pollution prevention information centers dedicated to improving the dissemination of P2 and waste reduction information in the service provider community, and funded in part through grants from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This site was developed with direction and support from an Advisory Committee of individuals from federal, state, and local programs as well as independent experts in the Zero Waste field. Thanks to the following people for their participation in the Advisory Committee:
- - Tom D'Avanzo, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1
- - Kimiko Link, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
- - Karen Irwin, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
- - Sherill Baldwin, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment
- - Peter Pettit, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- - Mia Roethlein, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
- - David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- - Christin Walth, Toward Zero Waste Newburyport
- - Leesa Stewart, Central Vermont Solid Waste
- - Gary Liss, GrassRoots Recycling Network and Zero Waste USA
- - Kate Bailey, EcoCycle International
- - Resa Dimino, RADimino and Associates
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