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U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Announces Line Up of Speakers for 2nd Annual U.S. Zero Waste National Business Conference

Cincinnati, Ohio— April 29, 2013 — Today the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council announced the speakers for the 2013 Zero Waste National Business Conference, which will focus on helping businesses profitably find a way to meet customer demands for a green company with the business demands of finding ways of operating leaner in a competitive economy.

“The key to our success in driving to zero waste has been our ability to develop innovative solutions with external partners, delivering sustainability benefits and bottom line business results.” Scott H. Burns, Global Asset Recovery Purchases, Procter & Gamble.

The conference will showcase business models that have linked increased profits with becoming a zero waste company. This year’s keynote topics include:
o How Honda Added to the Bottom Line By Achieving Zero Waste – Robert Bottom (Honda of America Manufacturing)
o Procter &Gamble: Zero Waste in a World of Consumer Products – Scott Burns (Procter & Gamble)
o Getting 100,000 Buckeye Fans to Go Zero Waste, One Game at a Time – Corey J. Hawkey (Ohio State University)
o Finding Zero Waste in Wild Places, the Cincinnati Zoo – Sofia “Fia” Cifuentes (Cincinnati Zoo)
o Whole Foods, the First Certified Zero Waste Business – Tom Wright (Whole Foods Markets)

(For a full list of speakers go to uszwbc.org)

The conference will take place May 8th and 9th in Cincinnati at the Westin Hotel. Last year’s conference sold out and attracted over 200 attendees from across North America including attendees from Hawaii and Canada. www.uszwbc.org

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About US Zero Waste Business Council:
The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) hosts the only national conference focused solely on Zero Waste Business success stories, challenges, needs and opportunities.

USZWBC will highlight the third party certification system it’s developing for businesses that meet the ZWIA Zero Waste Business Principles. This will be the preeminent program for rating how well businesses perform in minimizing their discarding of non-hazardous solid wastes and maximizing their efficiency in the use of resources. This is the missing link in green certification programs that will address how non-hazardous solid wastes are handled.

USZWBC will provide the highest quality educational program at this Conference on Zero Waste business operations, economics and policies for professionals from all business sectors. The Conference will help professionals gain practical knowledge, explore new business opportunities, and learn how to create healthier, more productive and more efficient businesses. The Conference will also provide educational resources and tools for businesses to use immediately after they leave the Conference to get started, or complete, their efforts to pursue Zero Waste. For more information visit www.uszwbc.org

For more information, press only:
Stephanie Barger, Executive Director, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council
949-872-1775 Office 714-381-6400 Cell Phone
Stephanie.barger@earthresource.org
For more information on April 29, 2013: USZWBC.org

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