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Saturday, January 29, 2011

POWER Heads West with January Meeting

Chris, Holly & Brenda 
POWER started 2011 with a stellar meeting in Santa Clara, CA in conjunction with the pre-conference sessions at the U.S. Composting Council's annual conference.  The well-attended meeting was filled with lively dialogue ranging from pre-determined acceptable contamination levels (no go was the consensus), to the use of compostable bags, to the yard trimmings ban proposed legislation.

Brenda Platt of the Institute for Self Reliance, Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative and the D.C. Area Organics Task Force gave an excellent presentation on Organics Recovery and Biobased Materials:  Opportunities for Corporate Involvement.  

Doug Kunnemann of NatureWorks and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Food Court Initiative announced the first POWER project into the action phase.  Click here to learn about the project.

Holly Elmore of Ei/ZWZ and Chris Moyer of the National Restaurant Association's Conserve Program gave a tag-team presentation on Mobilizing the Foodservice Industry to Embrace Organics Collection.  How thrilling to witness the support of the NRA for zero waste initiatives and understand they are excited to put their education and political power behind the ZWZ program.

Visit the 2011 POWER  Meetings Page for the meeting agenda, attendees, notes and PPT presentations.  The next POWER meeting is scheduled for April 19 noon - 6:00 p.m. in Atlanta, GA.

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