Trash Talk Podcast
Ep 13 - Michele Fox of MUSE(Members United for Sustainable Events)
Recycle Michael and Michele Fox talk about MUSE and how their members make events a greener experience.
As a grassroots environmental activist, Michele merged her passion for people and the planet with event planning by championing sustainable event management. Michele founded MUSE (Members United for Sustainable Events) in 2021. MUSE is a member organization providing the event industry in the USA with inspiration, education, and community to increase the positive impacts of our events.
Trash Talk ep 12 - Stephanie Miller and Going Zero Waste the 80/20 Way
Recycle Michael talks with Stephanie Miller about her new book
Trash Talk Ep 11 - Sally Brown on bio resources
Recycle Michael interviews the esteemed Sally Brown, talking about bio resources, compost vs. anaerobic digestion, carbon sequestration using biosolids and more good s**t.
Sally Brown is a Research Professor, in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle. http://faculty.washington.edu/slb/
While her work is highly regarded in academic circles, she is also a terrific writer, featured columnist and editor for Biocycle (https://www.biocycle.net/).
Her recent columns include:
Compost and Methane avoidance : https://www.biocycle.net/2020/02/25/connections-compost-methane-avoidance/
Short term carbon cycle https://www.biocycle.net/2020/03/03/connections-compost-cant-decay-place/
Enhanced tree growth with organics: https://www.biocycle.net/2020/03/24/connections-hail-trees-biosolids/
Irrigation water savings with organics: https://www.biocycle.net/2020/04/14/connections-compost-cheapest-irrigation-system/
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Trash Talk Ep 10 - Will Zurier and Sam Yeoman SWEEP Talking
Recycle Michael interviews Will Zurier and Sam Yeoman to learn more about the new performance standard for waste, similar to LEED for buildings.
SWEEP, (Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance)is a non-profit start-up developing a market transformation, environmental leadership, and sustainability performance standard for the solid waste and materials management industry. The comprehensive national standard identifies and rewards leaders in the industry for using sustainable best practices and policies set forth in the standard. SWEEP seeks to standardize methods, practices, policies, calculations, and programs within the waste management industry to help drive lasting results which are fortified by strong data to help verify impacts and push the industry towards a more sustainable future.
Youtube Page (with all our free webinar recordings): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMeWe1t5x7EKjZI-HX-gsQ
LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sweep-standard
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Trash Talk Ep 09 - Dieter Eckels on the Character of Waste
Recycle Michael talks with Dieter Eckels of Cascadia Consulting Group on the absurd and fascinating topic of waste characterization; the process of sorting garbage to gather data to better understand it. Getting intimate with trash is important to understanding what it is we are wasting and recycling. This show talks about the brutal work passionate people do to work toward solutions to wasting.
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Trash Talk Ep 08 - Tracie Onstad Bills, Super Woman Recycling Consultant
Recycle Michael interviewing Tracie Onstad Bills for International Women's Day. They discuss doing business outreaching the age of Covid19, California's SB1383 and other topics related to the journey towards Zero Waste.
Tracie Bills has over 25 years of materials management experience, including working for a hauler, a county government, and a non-profit; she also has over 15 years with materials management consulting firms. She has provided commercial sector materials flow assessments, organics processing research and analysis, waste characterization studies, and recycling, organics and waste management technical assistance to government agencies, schools, multi-family dwellings and businesses. Ms. Bills has an environmental science degree from San Jose State, is the Past President of the SWANA Gold Rush Chapter, and a member of the National Recycling Coalition, and the Northern California Recycling Association. She is also the Executive Director for the California Resource Recovery Association.
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