Kessler Consulting, Inc. (KCI) has developed a Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA). The three-day, 10-module course is designed to assist communities in implementing innovative strategies and best practices that will help them reach their zero waste goals.
The new course provides an understanding of the principles in which zero waste in based. In addition, it covers training for all stages of zero waste program implementation, including upstream, midstream and downstream strategies and practices.
“Mitch and the entire KCI project team were instrumental in taking a complex topic and developing a program that is clear, informative and provocative,” said David Biderman, CEO and executive director of SWANA, in a statement.
The course acts as a training tool for solid waste professionals, sustainability specialists and policy makers who are working to move their communities toward meeting community-specific zero waste goals. The course’s 10 modules cover a variety of topics, such as public policy, collection options, processing technologies, organics management, program financing, contract management and effective education and outreach strategies.
“This course was a natural fit for us because of our focus on resource conservation and sustainable management of waste,” said Mitch Kessler, president of KCI, in a statement. “The collaborative effort between SWANA, CRRA and the KCI project team reflects a wide array of interests, expertise and passion for this topic and that carries through in the materials.”
The next Zero Waste Principles & Practices course will be offered November 6-9, 2017, at the SWANA headquarters.