Learn the basics at the Zero Waste Business 101 workshop Jan. 24

Sarah Buente

"What is zero waste? How is it possible to reach that goal? How do I get started?" If you have questions like these, sign up for GBCI's introductory workshop. Whether you're with a business that's just starting its recycling program or a more seasoned organization that wants to take it to the next level, you'll learn all the basics of the zero waste concept.

Our experts will show attendees the importance of measuring what is wasted and tracking reuse, recycling and composting programs; share how to plan for more waste diversion; and highlight examples of businesses that have already decreased their waste bills dramatically by diverting over 90 percent from landfills, incineration and the environment. This workshop is appropriate for both small and large businesses.

Instructor: Sue Beets-Atkinson, Corporate Sustainability Manager, SBM Management; Chair, GBCI Zero Waste Advisory Council
When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, 2–4 p.m.
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, New York, New York, 10001
Cost: $35 for USGBC members and $60 for nonmembers

The course will help you

  • Kickstart your zero waste program.
  • Go zero waste without breaking the bank.
  • Cut trash costs and generate more recycling revenues.
  • Find out why businesses are embracing sustainability.
  • Learn how to become a Zero Waste Business Associate (the new certificate program from GBCI).

Questions? Email Emily DeCremer, GBCI Certification Program Lead, or call 949-724-1060.

Register for the Zero Waste Business 101 workshop

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