Meetings & Events – RR Era

Ei is an active participant in industry meetings & events, often as an invited speaker or orchestrating the event. Recurring events are listed on their own page with relevant PPT presentations, blog articles, and meeting information. The below pages lists meetings, conferences, and tours during the Recycling Refinement Era.

Getting to Zero Waste: Composting at Special Events

January 26, 2016
2016 U.S. Composting Council: Soils for a Greener World
Jacksonville, FL

At the 2016 USCC Conference, Ei hosted a well attended 90-minute panel presentation, Getting to Zero Waste: Composting at Special Events, sponsored by Ei Partner NatureWorks. Moderated by Ei Founder Holly Elmore, the panel showcased the Zero-Food Waste Journeys at two prominent Atlanta-annual events. Panel members included Ei Partner Doug Kunnemann of NatureWorks, Ei Partner Ken Fraser of EcoProducts, Ei Supporter Boyd Leake of Community Environment & the City of Atlanta, and Ei Supporter Kristen Baskin of Let Us Compost.

The ZWA Blog article, 2016 USCC Conference: Soils for a Greener World, showcases the Ei panel.

Below are the panel PPT presentations available for download:
2016 USCC – Ei ZW Intro & Event Overviews PPT (4350 KB)

Plastic GYRE Symposium: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond

March 26 & 27, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Nationally renowned scientists, filmmakers, artists, and activists converged on Atlanta for The Plastic GYRE Symposium: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond. The Symposium was an effort to raise awareness and discourse on the global crisis of plastic pollution. Ei Chair Scott Seydel presented on the Beyond Greenwash: Extended Producer Responsibility panel with a powerful presentation emphasizing plastic’s value in the global economy. The ZWA Blog article, Plastic GYRE Symposium: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond, gives an event synopsis.

Circular Economy 100 First Annual Summit

June 19, 2013
Royal Institution of Great Britain, London

The CE100 Summit brings together leading global-thought leaders, academics, companies, and practitioners to provide a global wrap-up of the most current thinking on key circular-economy topics. Ei Chair Scott Seydel attended the summit as a CE100 guest. The IMPACT Blog post, A Revolutionary Evolution – going from a linear to a circular economy, introduces the circular-economy platform along with a summit overview.

Second SCHA ZWZ ATL Tour

November 8 – 9, 2011
Atlanta, GA

With the SC operators on-board, the SC Hospitality Association came to Atlanta in November for a second tour focused on the destination of the food scraps source separated for composting by foodservice establishments. The November contingent consisted of trade association|non-profit executives, city & state officials along with two Columbia hotel associates. From Atlanta, EPA Region IV and GA Department of Natural Resources Sustainability Division staff joined the tour and meetings to share their experiences in the ZWZ program development.

The ZWA Blog post, An Encore ZWZ Performance, gives the two-day tour details. For the pictorial recap, see the Ei FB albums, DAY 1 – SCHA 2nd ZWZ ATL Tour and DAY 2 – SCHA 2nd ZWZ ATL Tour.


August 16, 2011
Atlanta, GA

The South Carolina Hospitality Association brought a group of Board members, local business executives, and City of Columbia staff and councilman to tour Atlanta’s Zero Waste Zones’ Participant sites. In addition, a National Restaurant Association executive attended the meeting and tours. Ei Founder Holly Elmore gave a ZWZ introduction at the Georgia Restaurant Association’s offices.

The ZWA Blog, ATL Zero Waste Team Hosts SC Hospitality Tour, gives an overview of the tour and the Ei FB album, 08-11 SCHA ATL ZWZ Tour, is a pictorial recap. Holly’s PPT presentation is available for download below:
08-11 SCHA ZWZ ATL Tour PPT (781 KB)

Ei Washington D.C. Meeting Marathon

August 9 & 10, 2011
Washington D.C.

Ei Chair Scott Seydel and Ei founder Holly Elmore traveled to Washington D.C. for a multiple-day meeting marathon with complementary national non-profits and trade associations. Chris Moyer, National Restaurant Association Conserve Program Manager, joined most of the meetings and offered the NRA offices as home base.

The ZWA Blog post, Ei | NRA’s Meeting Marathon, is an overview of the meeting marathon; the Ei FB album, 08-11 Ei Washington D.C. Visit – A Meeting Marathon!, for the pictorial recap.

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