The Zero Waste Brain Trust (ZWBT) is an informal coalition of resource management professionals and others committed to the transition to a world without waste.

Starting in California, we are creating a world-wide collaborative network supporting the development of systems that work well for all stakeholders – residents, businesses, service providers, workers, neighbors, jurisdictions and regulators.

Intent on collecting and cultivating game-changing concepts, we are also interested in key strategies and incentives that benefit all stakeholders. Our current focus is on collecting municipal policies, RFPs, contracts, ordinances, and incentives that will – over time, help reach 90% diversion and then ultimately Zero Waste. EPR – extended producer responsibility and EPP – environmentally preferred purchasing are very important in reaching these goals but are not a current focus of this coalition.

Like many ideas, the inspiration for this kind of campaign was independently conceived by numerous people at numerous times. The ZWBT effort was conceived in 2009 and initiated in early 2010 by Portia Sinnott with help from Kevin Drew and Ruth Abbe. The ZWBT Core Team, led by Portia Sinnott, includes Linda Christopher and Gary Liss with input from Mary O’Connor, Tedd Ward, Stephanie Barger and Rick Anthony. Please click About Us for Core Team bios and the current list of Advisors.

Thank you very much to everyone investing time and thought in the Brain Trust!

For more information please review the ZWBT website, take a look at the powerpoint or send a note to zwbraintrust at gmail.com.