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September 24 - September 258:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New Jersey Innovation Institute
211 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07103 United States

Zero Waste East






Our mission is to accelerate public-private partnerships by bridging the gap between policymakers, corporations and municipalities.




Waste September 24 , 7am-5pm



  • The Zero-Landfill Initiative

  • Next Generation Packaging – Rethinking Packaging Towards a More Circular Economy LOOP – Circular Delivery Service

  • Banned in China – “Mixed paper & plastics, finding a new home”

  • Circular Economy and Chemicals

  • A Panel of Powerful Women in Sustainability

  • Integrating Waste into Circular Carbon Economy – Waste should be treated as resource

  • Composting “The importance of composting and organic recycling”

  • Food Waste – “How to reduce food waste in the supply chain”








Energy September 25 , 7am-5pm



  • What can we learn from Europe?

  • New Jersey’s Clean Energy Plan – Policymakers Discuss 2030/2050 goals

  • Bringing energy-efficiency to residents and businesses

  • “But it is too expensive”- Barriers and solutions to market acceptance of green building and sustainability. Hear from the top architectural firms

  • From circular cities to smart cities – What data driven urban planning can accomplish.

  • Solar Power- Need for revision, laws and regulations, compensation methods, solar credits are not working. What changes are needed?

  • Offshore Wind- Opportunities for renewable energy goals- Long & Complex Ocean planning. Onshore transmission grids. The need for NY and NJ to collaborate.

  • Electric Vehicles – Charging Infrastructure /EV Adoption

  • Zero Waste City Tops Panel – “A New Perspective on Urban Greene”