GRRN Certified Zero Waste Training

Adbongo Inc.

Friday, October 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Carrolton , Texas

GRRN Certified Zero Waste Training

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Oct 24, 2014 $70.00 $4.84
At door Oct 24, 2014 $97.00 $6.33
Students Oct 24, 2014 $70.00 $4.84
Host City Sponsorship Oct 24, 2014 $3,000.00 $99.95

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Topics to be Covered

  1. Introduction to Zero Waste
  2. Benefits and Drivers
  3. Model Zero Waste Communities
  4. Zero Waste Community Planning
  5. Zero Waste Strategies for Corporations
  6. Creating Ways to Keep Organics out of Landfill
  7. Creating Capacity for Reduce, Reuse, Recycling, and Composting:  Policies, Programs and Facilities

 Host City will get 10 FREE Tickets, and Representation in Advocacy Efforts.

Intro to Zero Waste Communities


Extended Producer Responsibility

Local Product Bans and Fees


Incentives, Policies, Programs and Facilities

Intro to Resource Recovery Parks

Business and Jobs

Siting of Zero Waste Infrastructure

Purchasing for Zero Waste

Developing Zero Waste Community Plans

Service Opportunities Analyses
Commodities Analysis,
Menu of Incentives and Policies
Zero Waste Infrastructure (Reduce, Reuse, Recycling and Composting)


Class Project

The class project will involve the students to tackle a real world example of how to get to Zero Waste. This project will be a Zero Waste Plan for City of (Smart City), TX.

  • ID types, amounts and sources of materials discarded.
  • Design waste out of the system and identify EPR opportunities.
  • ID service opportunities where new services are needed to fill gaps in current reuse, recycling and composting services.
  • Select policies, programs and facilities needed. Consider if resource recovery park needed. Support existing reuse, recycling and composting businesses and nonprofits.
  • ID how to fund Zero Waste initiatives
  • ID incentives for all stakeholders.
  • ID “low-hanging” fruit for short-term success and long term strategy and goals.


Bios of Instructors

Gary Liss has over 40 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling field. Mr. Liss is President of his own consulting firm, Gary Liss & Associates. Mr. Liss is a leading advocate of Zero Waste and has helped more communities develop Zero Waste plans than anyone else in the U.S.

Mr. Liss is Vice-President of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, helped develop the USZWBC Certification Program and participated in USZWBC’s audit of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company as the first Platinum Certified Zero Waste Business using the USZWBC Scorecard. He is a Boardmember of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) and Chair of ZWIA’s Zero Waste Certification Committee. He is assisting Underwriters Laboratories develop a Zero Waste Standard for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Mr. Liss was a founder and past President of the National Recycling Coalition and a current Boardmember. He was a founder and Boardmember of the Recycling Organizations of North America (RONA), the GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) and the Zero Waste Brain Trust. In 2005, Mr. Liss went through extensive training with Gunter Pauli in the Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives and is a Certified ZERI System Designer. He served on Council in his hometown of Loomis, CA and was Mayor in 2010. He has a Master in Public Administration degree from Rutgers University and Bachelor in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering major) from Tufts University.

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 Richard Anthony is principal of Richard Anthony Associates, a consulting firm
that focuses on Zero Waste planning. Rick has worked on resource conservation
and recovery plans for almost 40 years, and is a former Department of Public
Works solid waste manager from both Fresno County (1979 -1987) and San
Diego County (1987 -1998), California. Mr. Anthony is an internationally
recognized and published expert in the area of Resource Management using the
Zero Waste Systems approach. He has participated in developing zero waste
plans since 1998. : He has been an advisor on Zero Waste planning to the counties of San Luis Obispo and Del Norte and the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, Glendale, Oceanside, San Jose, California; City of Austin, Texas; and the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board. Mr. Anthony is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the California Resource Recovery Association, the
GrassRoots Recycling Network (currently President), and the Zero Waste International Alliance (currently Chair). For more info:


Prior to class, please review the following websites to become familiar with the Definition of Zero Waste and Zero Waste Principles, as well as leading Zero Waste Communities and Zero Waste Businesses:

Zero Waste Definition and Principles:

Zero Waste Businesses -

Zero Waste Communities –

Palo Alto ZW Strategic Plan:

Oakland Zero Waste Plan:

Austin Adopted ZW Plan:

Austin Adopted Resource Recovery Master Plan:    


Telluride, CO ZW Plan:

Re 2012 Training in Dallas:

Have questions about GRRN Certified Zero Waste Training? Contact Adbongo Inc.

When & Where

Dallas Makerspace
Lecture Hall
1825 Monetary Lane 104
Carrolton , Texas 75006

Friday, October 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Adbongo Inc. Founded in 2006, Adbongo, Inc. is the engine of an entrepreneurial ecosystem which measures successes based on a sustainable framework built on permaculture principles and Zero Waste.  

Our initiatives encourage the self-sufficiency of communities by growing ventures focused on increasing access to or conserving local resources.

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