Joanne Brasch, PhD
Special Projects Manager, California Product Stewardship Council
Brasch has been teaching at several universities, including UCD, Sacramento State, and Donghua (Shanghai) in the departments of Textiles and Consumer Sciences. She has authored 20 publications, including international peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the International Society for Industrial Ecology. She holds two state appointments on the California Recycling Advisory Committees for Carpet and Mattresses, sitting as Vice-Chair on both, and sits on the Board for the AATCC for textile chemists. Her work as the Sustainability Coordinator at one of the largest healthcare systems in the state resulted in direct waste and cost-savings. At CPSC, she manages hazardous waste grants, including the state’s first solar panel collection events and groundbreaking studies on post-consumer textiles.