Local Non-Profit to
host 9th Annual Zero Waste Symposium:
Reuse, Repair and Repurpose
San Diego, CA — Zero Waste
San Diego, a 501c3 organization that has been promoting and facilitating sustainability for more than a decade,
is hosting its 9th Annual Zero Waste Symposium: Reuse,
Repair and Repurpose, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, February 08, 2022 on a
via ZOOM. This year’s focus will be the dramatic
economic, environmental and social impacts
associated with consumer convenience and throwaway dynamic that permeates American culture,
with leading industry experts highlighting the importance and challenges to reversing these
trends, as well as opportunities for job creation, entrepreneurship, stabilized local economies and
improved air, water and soil.
This year’s virtual symposium
will concentrate on Reuse, Repair and Repurpose. Our focus will be to explore the current and future state of the “R’s”
that are being neglected (Reuse and Repair). This year we would show policies and programs that
recover edible food, reuse minded businesses, repairable products, and organic collection
and recovery. Focusing on backyard and community programs.
Symposium speakers will
explain how a lack in market focus on Reuse, Repair and
Repurpose has led to this onslaught of materials negatively impacting the
earth’s oceans and the world's food chain, and reveal how the true
cost of convenience may not be the bargain promoted by industry and perceived by consumers.
The symposium will include
discussions on how communities and businesses throughout the world are benefitting from implementation of zero waste
principles. Local and state governments are adopting zero waste plans too, incorporating
education and training, landfill diversion, alternative delivery systems such as refill
and reuse, organizing for improved product redesign, establishing business product stewardship
guidelines, and implementing bans on a wide range of single-use disposables.
Zero Waste San Diego
facilitates implementation policies and plans that support job creation, economic growth, and improvement of the environment
through phasing out waste and furthering strategic, long-term sustainable resource management.