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Zero Waste, Maximum Profit: Net Impact Presents Saskia van Gendt of the Environmental Protection Agency

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Event
Zero Waste, Maximum Profit: Net Impact Presents Saskia van Gendt of the Environmental Protection Agency
Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Address
SF State Downtown Campus, DTC 597
Detail

Please join us in welcoming Saskia van Gendt of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Saskia discusses the Zero Waste Initiative, which is the umbrella goal of the sustainable materials group at the EPA. Her projects focus on packaging control/reduction, the holistic life cycle impact of cradle to grave production with goals to close the loop to a cradle to cradle model, and also the implications of the embodied energy in a product.Maybe leave this part out. Is it supposed to be cradle to cradle? I think it might confuse people.

Topics include:

  • sustainability in the supply chain – focus on packaging
  • psychology behind the marketing of green products
  • cost-effectiveness of changing the way products are marketed
  • marine pollution and global warming

Saskia van Gendt works on sustainable materials management at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pacific Southwest Office. She is a 2010 recipient of the Call to Service medal, which is awarded yearly to acknowledge innovation among federal employees. Saskia specializes in applying a lifecycle perspective and strengthening the connection between material conservation and climate change mitigation, also known as climaterials. She is inspired by the emerging trend of collaborative consumption, using technology and communities to more efficiently share products.

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