Speaker Checklist, 2021

Thank you for agreeing to speak at the 2021 National Zero Waste Virtual Conference! We are pleased to have you as a part of this amazing event. Click here to view/download the pdf version of this document. Checklist TASK  AND DEADLINE___ a) Register for the Conference …..……………………. ASAP___ b) Upload Bio and Headshot ………………………….. ASAP___ c) … Read more

Manuel Medrano

Manuel Medrano has been in the environmental sustainability field for 20 years focused on municipal waste reduction programs, recycling, organic waste management, hazardous waste management, business development, marketing and education. Manuel holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Public Administration, with dual minors in Chicano Studies and Political Science. Manuel belongs to … Read more

Bret Biggers

Bret Biggers joined ISRI in January as an economist to gather, analyze and disseminate information on scrap commodity trends. He is the staff liaison for the Paper Division, Plastics Division, and the MRF Committee. Other efforts Biggers working on is the ISRI Specifications Circular, the Recyclability Protocol, Trade Committee and Market Access Working Group. Biggers … Read more

Shane Trimmer

Shane Trimmer is a Senior Policy Advisor for United States Representative Alan Lowenthal, covering policy issue areas around energy, environment, natural resources, science, technology, as well as elections and voting rights. Before joining Congressman Lowenthal’s office, Shane had worked as legislative staff for Representative Jared Huffman and in the California State Capitol for, then Assemblymember, … Read more

Sarah Peery

Sarah Peery is the legislative assistant for Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) handling energy, environment, and agriculture issues. In her more than five years with Senator Portman, she has worked on legislation related to recycling, energy efficiency, forest conservation, improving the health of the Great Lakes, and protecting and restoring our national parks. Sarah is originally … Read more

Patrick Currier

Patrick Currier is a partner and co-founder at S2C Pacific, an energy and environmental consulting firm based in Los Angeles. He previously served as Senior Energy Counsel to the Committee on Energy & Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his tenure on Capitol Hill, Patrick was an attorney at two Washington, DC, … Read more

Jill Hamilton

Jill Hamilton is a Legislative Assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, where she covers ocean, coastal, water, and wildlife policy. Prior to coming to the Hill, Jill worked at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Marine Conservation as a Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow. She holds a Master of Environmental Management … Read more

Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon

Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon is an environmental engineer with an interdisciplinary background in sustainability, coastal ecosystems, and water quality. Anja holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University where she was awarded an NSF graduate research fellowship. Her doctoral research focused on developing novel methods to degrade common plastics, an essential step … Read more

Anthony Rossi

Anthony has been with TerraCycle since 2012 when he joined the TerraCycle Canada team in Toronto as a Business Development Manager. Since then, he has worked with TerraCycle and Loop partners in both the B2C and B2B space. As the EVP, Business Development for both TerraCycle and Loop, Anthony develops the company wide sales strategy … Read more

National Legislation And Regulations, 11/5

NRC Town Hall on National Legislation and Regulations 10 am-12pm PST / 1-3pm EST Presented by: National Recycling Coalition Policy Committee Register Panelists (bios below) Anja Malawi Brandon from Senator Merkley’s office will talk about “Break Free from Plastics Pollution Act” Jill Hamilton from Senator Whitehouse’s office will talk about “Save Our Seas Act 2.0” Sarah … Read more