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From Cradle to Gate: Managing Upstream Waste

August 16, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join Environmental Initiative as we take a broad look at a product’s entire life cycle, and then narrow in on upstream waste. Expert presenters and local business leaders will discuss strategies for reducing waste through initial product design and raw material use, sustainable purchasing practices, tracking upstream material use and processes through scorecards and supplier surveys, and collaborating and communicating with suppliers. Peer-to-peer learning and small group discussions will help you identify key takeaways to put into action at your own workplace.

Confirmed speakers to date

Check back soon for updates. Invited speakers will be listed as they are confirmed.

  • Madalyn Cioci, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Erik Knutson, Baltix Sustainable Furniture
  • Holly Lahd, University of Minnesota
  • Ed Polin, Central Container

Contact Georgia Rubenstein at 612-334-3388 ext. 107 with questions or to inquire about a need-based scholarship.

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August 16, 2012
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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