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NothingWasted! Podcast

Waste360 chats with the rockstars of the waste, recycling and organics industry. Get a glimpse on the latest news and insights and the people behind this amazing industry. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes listen on how we pull off a successful WasteExpo every year. Trust us, it won't be a waste of your time.

JohnHanselman.jpgJuly 22, 2019 | John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables

Listen as John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, digs into how being a destination for organics helps solve the ongoing food waste challenge. Hear how to successfully turn that "waste" into high value renewable energy for farmers, haulers and waste generators.  John shares his insights on farm-based anaerobic digestion and how waste generators like Whole Foods and Gillette Stadium are mining their own food waste.

caesarwilliam-wm*750xx1200-1605-0-50.jpg July 15, 2019 | Bill Ceasar, CEO at WCA Waste Corporation

From the CIA to a CEO at WCA Waste Corporation, Bill Caesar candidly shares his thoughts on leadership, safety, recycling, building a team and more. Hear this popular session from WasteExpo and see how Bill puts a human touch on managing a team. Enjoy his chat with Darryl Smith of the NWRA and a bonus Q&A at the end! 

ms1307_58_1.jpg July 8, 2019 | Anne Germain, VP, Technical & Regulatory Affairs, National Waste & Recycling Association

Anne Germain, VP, Technical & Regulatory Affairs, National Waste & Recycling Association, has seen the waste and recycling industry transform over the last 25 years.  We talked with Anne about the new reality of recycling, PFAS, packaging, customer education, plastic exports, and more!  (oh and why she gave up her car!)

Tori.jpgJuly 1, 2019 | Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor for City of Greensboro, NC

Meet Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor for the City of Greensboro. From initially thinking waste is gross to now living and breathing recycling, Tori's passion and public sector perspective are priceless. She's making enormous strides when it comes to helping  her community recycle. Listen to see how technology plays a critical role in education and reducing contamination, the challenges of the public sector, and so much more. 

Unknown.jpegJune 24, 2019 | Susan Robinson, Senior Director of Sustainability at Waste Management

A 30-year career, an open mind, and an optimistic (yet pragmatic) viewpoint have made Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director at Waste Management,  one of the most influential people in waste and recycling. Listen as she shares her invaluable insights on technology, diversity, environmental impacts, recycling, why we should have an optimistic outlook on the future, and so much more!

Screen Shot 2019-06-16 at 8.25.18 PM.pngJune 17, 2019 | Kristin Kinder, VP of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability at Wastequip
Meet Kristin Kinder, VP of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability at Wastequip. She's an environmentalist whose passion for sustainability started to bloom in Kindergarten. But, it wasn’t until she lived in Germany that she embraced their culture around consumption. We sit down with Kristin to discuss her deep insights on collaboration, sustainability, the future of the waste stream, advice to young professionals and so much more.

0.jpegJune 10, 2019 | Wade Scheel, Director of Governmental Affairs at Stericycle

When it comes to regulations in hazardous waste management, Wade Scheel, Director of Governmental Affairs for Stericycle, has 30 years worth of experience to share with you. We sit down with Wade to discuss EPA's new management standards, the opioid crisis, EPR responsibility of sharps, where you can learn about staying compliant, what regulations are on the horizon, and more! 

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 11.48.02 AM.pngJune 3, 2019 | Ryan Hickman, Founder of Ryan's Recycling

At only 9 years old, Ryan Hickman has big dreams of saving the planet (and feeding those California sea lions) one bottle and can at a time. We talked to Ryan about how $5 from his first trip to a recycling facility turned into a huge passion, how his family helps with Ryan's Recycling, his successful beach cleanups, and how this helps him master math and geography. Oh and how he met Ellen DeGeneres and took over Lebron James' Instagram story. (true story!) Get ready to be inspired by this young entrepreneur.

0.jpegMay 27, 2019 | Anne Bahr Thompson, author of Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit

Anne Bahr Thompson, author of Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit, has been motivating business leaders to use their brands as a force for change. She shares her insights on how research proves that doing "good" boosts more than just your bottom line, the importance of sincerity, what companies are good brand citizens, the CEO’s role in brand citizenship, what individuals can do to be more sustainable, why caring for your employees is priority one, and more!


Josh Cohen.jpegMay 20, 2019 | Josh Cohen, Founder & CEO, The Junkluggers

Starting at the age of 21 with his mom's SUV and a great idea, Josh Cohen, founder & CEO of JunkLuggers & Remix Market, has a big hairy audacious goal of keeping 100% of items they haul away out of landfills by 2025. We talked about how technology has altered how he runs his business, why connecting with the customer on a personal level is critical, what franchising success looks like, and why company culture and passion win. Listen to this great conversation with a young entrepreneur who is helping the planet one lug at a time. #NothingWastedPodcast

Adam Minter headshot.jpgMay 13, 2019 | Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet & journalist at Bloomberg

From scrapyard kid to acclaimed author, Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet and journalist at Bloomberg, has much to share. Listen as we talk about the many challenges of global recycling, waste trends, e-waste, his new book Secondhand, the packaging crisis in China, and much more. It's a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss! 


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Sarah.pngMay 6, 2019 | Sarah Womer, Founder of Zero to Go & Sustainability Consultant at Great Forest

Sarah saw a recycling problem in her hometown, which propelled her to take action, turning her biggest passion into a grassroots recycling business "Zero to Go”. Waste360 chats with Sarah about how she navigated through the industry, how she diverted 60 tons of waste from landfills, how she inspired others in her community, thoughts on marine debris, how she's helping a brewery recycle and more! #NothingWastedPodcast


2017-Kevin_Atkinson_2 copy.jpgApril 29, 2019 | Kevin Atkinson, Founder & CEO of Texas Pride Disposal

What do you get when you mix equal amounts passion and service? Tremendous organic growth in the waste and recycling industry. Listen to our chat with Kevin Atkinson, Founder & CEO of Texas Pride Disposal, as he shares how he went from two trucks to thousands of customers.  Hear how he paved his way into the industry, how Texas Pride Disposal helped Houston bounce back after the devasting Hurricane Harvey, and what he sees in the future of waste & recycling. His valuable tips on growing organically are priceless to haulers and businesses of all types. 



JasonGates.pngApril 22, 2019 | Jason Gates, CEO & Co-founder of Compology

Jason Gates was destined to be in the world of waste and recycling. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Compology, his company brings efficiency to waste and recycling services through accurate, timely dumpster data collection. We sit down with Jason to discuss how he started his career, where sneakers played a role in Compology's origin story (true story!), where he sees the industry in the future, what tips he has for young professionals and so much more.



April 15, 2019 | Matanya Horowitz, CEO of AMP Robotics

Matanya Horowitz’s love for robotics started on Saturday mornings watching The Jetsons. Now, he takes his passion for robotics and technology to improve recycling. Waste360 NothingWasted! sits down with Matanya to discuss how technology is moving at warp speed, the economics of recycling, the robot tax, and how he turned AMP Robotics into a thriving company while having fun along the way. Enjoy this one, we certainly did!


April 1, 2019 | Michele Nestor, President, Nestor Resources

A career in waste and recycling, what could be better? Waste360 NothingWasted! sits down with Michele Nestor, President of Nestor Resources, to discuss how the industry has changed in the last 20+ years. Hear her smart insights on single-use plastics, e-waste, food waste, recycling and much more!

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Host: Liz Bothwell                     
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