Zero Waste Webinar

  • April 14, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online Webinar

Organization: USGBC

How powerful are your company’s purchasing decisions in reducing environmental impacts and achieving zero waste goals? Join our online training to find out!

Environmentally preferred purchasing (EPP) has long been championed by recycling and sustainability leaders, but the shift toward achieving a Circular Economy over the past few years has brought it into sharper focus. Supporting this, the TRUE Zero Waste rating system offers nine possible Zero Waste Purchasing credits plus four next-level Upstream Management credits and one Training credit for training purchasing agents.

Join us to learn more about achieving zero waste by adopting an EPP guideline or policy, preferring durable and certified sustainably produced goods, identifying and tracking EPP items in purchasing systems and working with vendors to use recyclable packaging and to redesign products for reuse and recycling.

Join the Online Training

Event password: TRUEZero2020

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Zero Waste Purchasing and Upstream Management Credits in the TRUE Zero Waste Rating System
  • Identify environmentally preferred purchasing strategies and how they relate to zero waste
  • Understand how to avoid waste through purchasing policies, and how to apply this to a TRUE project
  • Gain deeper understanding of how zero waste purchasing plays a critical role in creating a circular economy

Moderator: Marialyce Pedersen, TRUE Zero Waste Advisory Council Member


Ben Zublin, Waste Prevention Program Coordinator - City of Eugene, Oregon

Emily DeCremer, TRUE Certification Program Lead

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