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Don't Let Your Bottom Line Go To Waste - Waste Zero

San Francisco Small Business Week

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 3:20 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Don't Let Your Bottom Line Go To Waste - Waste Zero

Recology Sunset Scavenger and Recology Golden Gate, in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, invite you to attend a lively discussion centered around reducing waste at your business.  By maximizing recycling, composting, and reuse options, you can help reduce your impact on climate change, save natural resources, and improve your company’s bottom line.  This interactive panel discussion will focus on the meaning of zero waste, how to take effective steps to reduce waste at your business, and will also provide you with information about the many free resources available help your business go green.

Small Business Conference
SF State Downtown Campus
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Session 4, 3:20-5:00pm

Bob Besso, Recology
John Hanscom, LEED AP, ESA, Renewable Resources Group
Alex Dmitriew, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Chris Levaggi, Recology

Biographies:  Bob Besso has been the Recycling Program and Waste reduction Manager for Recology’s San Francisco collection companies, Golden Gate Disposal and Sunset Scavenger, for 25 years and has been in the waste industry for more than 35 years. Bob designed, tested, implemented, and managed San Francisco’s “Fantastic 3”, the three color cart based collection program, which was the first collection program in the country to bring a comprehensive residential and commercial Food Waste Collection to a major city. He developed and managed Recology’s Waste Reduction Program, which focuses on certification and compliance of recycling and composting commodities at customer locations and Recology facilities. Bob is currently working with the Recology Zero Waste Team, which is investigating opportunities to capture more materials and energy from the garbage.

John Hanscom is an environmental planner with 16 years of experience in planning and program management, feasibility studies and community outreach. His experience as a consultant and as a public sector recycling staff person includes feasibility assessments of commercial, multi-family, organics and C&D recycling programs, writing, implementing and determining compliance with C&D debris ordinances and conducting waste characterizations and audits. Mr. Hanscom has provided recycling technical assistance in twenty-five Bay Area cities and throughout Southern California and Mexico. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and skilled in working with diverse communities.

Alex Dmitriew is the Commercial Zero Waste Assistant Coordinator for the City and County of San Francisco’s Department of the Environment. He has been with the City since 2004 and is tasked with helping the City’s businesses achieve Zero Waste. He is also responsible for implementing and enforcing a number of ordinances regulating construction and demolition debris, Styrofoam, plastic bags and mandatory composting and recycling. Prior to working with SF Environment, Alex held a number of management positions in a privately held Southern California waste management and recycling company.

Sponsored by: Recology

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835 Market Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, 94103

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 3:20 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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San Francisco Small Business Week is an opportunity to celebrate the innovation and impact small businesses make in San Francisco every day. We work hard to inspire, honor, educate and connect all of the small businesses in San Francisco.

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