Members Who Provide Goods and Services to the Recycling Community
This is a directory of all NCRA members who offer goods and services to the recycling community; individuals are listed alphabetically within categories. All locations are in California unless marked otherwise. Six of the eleven current board members are on this list. All information is correct as of September 6, 2012. 2014 version in progress!
Susan Blachman, Associate Director, Environmental Finance Center West, Dominican University of San Rafael, CA. Provides research, training and capacity building integrating economy, environment, community & culture to advance balanced business & financial practices, enable climate change mitigation & adaptation, and promote water & waste best management practices. firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Moore, Esq.; Henn, Etzel, and Moore, Oakland. General practice of business law, specialty is assisting clients working outside the garbage franchise. email@example.com.
Ruth C. Abbe, Vice President, Zero Waste Practice, HDR Engineering, San Francisco. HDR is a full-service environmental consulting firm; Ms. Abbe specializes in zero waste policy and program development. Ruth.firstname.lastname@example.org. 415/235-1356.
Rory Bakke is a Sustainability Advisor who specializes in sustainability assessments for companies, institutions and public agencies; strategic and business planning; developing employee participation and talent management programs to enhance the results of sustainability initiatives; and embedding sustainability programs, including zero waste efforts, into the core business processes of both large and medium-sized operations. email@example.com.
Tracie Onstad Bills, Cascadia Consulting Group, San Jose. firstname.lastname@example.org. 408/249-4502.
Edward Boisson, SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC. Oakland, CA. Boisson specializes in recycling industry development with a focus on market and policy analysis, public-private partnerships and sustainability initiatives. SAIC offers a full suite of consulting services to public and private sector clients, including planning, engineering, financial analysis, field research and facility design-build activities. Edward.T.Boisson@saic.com. Phone is 415-499-0919.
Arthur R. Boone, d/b/a Center for Recycling Research, Berkeley. Specializes in the history of recycling law and operations, small-scale waste characterizations, technical training, evaluation of operations, report writing. Arthur@recyclingres.com.
Chris Carrieri, C2: Alternative Services, Santa Rosa. C2 conducts environmental outreach programs in English and Spanish, and offers several innovative solutions to reaching challenging audiences. Examples include English as Second Language lessons on environmental topics; a web-based campaign on oil and filter recycling targeting motorcycle riders; and a very affordable live Spanish recycling hotline. email@example.com.
Connie Cloak, C2: Alternative Services, Santa Rosa. C2 conducts environmental outreach programs in English and Spanish, and offers several innovative solutions to reaching challenging audiences. Examples include English as Second Language lessons on environmental topics; a web-based campaign on oil and filter recycling targeting motorcycle riders; and a very affordable live Spanish recycling hotline. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Christopher, Cotati, CA. Ms. Christopher is the part-time executive director of the GrassRoots Recycling Network and performs project work on zero waste policy, zero waste programs, zero waste training and conferences. email@example.com
John Hanscom, Environmental Science Associates, San Francisco. ESA is a full-service environmental consulting firm; Hanscom specializes in recycling and organics program implementation and education, waste reduction, discards characterization and energy efficiency and conservation. firstname.lastname@example.org; (415/896-5900).
Larry Kass, Environmental Science Associates, San Francisco. ESA is an environmental science and planning firm. The Renewable Resources Group specializes in policy and program assistance to minimize waste, educational outreach to encourage waste reduction and sustainability. Larry provides training, discard characterization and performance tracking. LKass@esassoc.com (415/896-5900)
Delyn Kies, Kies Strategies, Novato. Specializes in commercial recycling and composting technical assistance, environmentally preferable purchasing, construction and demolition debris recycling, household hazardous waste management, and waste management planning for businesses and local governments. Delyn@kies-strategies.com.
Dan Knapp, Urban Ore Development Associates, Berkeley. Specializes in designing Zero Waste Resource Recovery Parks with flexibility to adapt in the future as the resource stream changes. Can work on scales appropriate for populations from 600 to 1,000,000. Has designed more than 30 facilities in four countries. Email: email@example.com.
Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates, Loomis. Has helped develop more Zero Waste community plans than anyone else in nation; also does Zero Waste training, implementation of Zero Waste policies and programs, and Zero Waste Business recognition. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leslie Lukacs, L2 Environmental, Windsor. Specializes in zero waste program development and implementation at venues, events, businesses, and large corporations. Leslie@L2environmental.com.
Jason Mahon, Oakland. Jason is a founder of multiple organizations with a focus in the natural and organic food industry. He reviews municipal franchise agreements and ordinances with the primary goal of reducing systemic waste. In addition to managing his own enterprises, Jason consults high growth companies; he is currently a member of the Alameda County Reduction and Recycling Board. email@example.com.
Hugo Mata, C2: Alternative Services, Santa Rosa. C2 conducts environmental outreach programs in English and Spanish, and offers several innovative solutions to reaching challenging audiences. Examples include English as Second Language lessons on environmental topics; a web-based campaign on oil and filter recycling targeting motorcycle riders; and a very affordable live Spanish recycling hotline. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patty Moore, Moore Recycling Associates, Sonoma. This firm has 23 years of consulting and management experience in post consumer materials recycling,; its primary area of expertise is in packaging, especially plastic packaging, and brings a complex understanding of its lifecycle - from collection to recycling infrastructure and end-use markets. email@example.com.
Hilary Near, Cascadia Consulting, San Jose. Cascadia works in recycling and materials management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and stormwater issues. Hilary specializes in waste diversion technical assistance, bioplastics, and environmental education. Hilary@cascadiaconsulting.com.
Randall W. Russell, SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC. Oakland, CA. SAIC offers a full suite of consulting services to public and private sector clients, including planning, engineering, financial analysis, field research and facility design-build activities. Randall specializes in recycling-based waste management with an emphasis on program design and implementation, waste characterization and public outreach. Randall.W.Russell@saic.com. 510-466-7145
Robin Schidlowski, Senior Associate, Environmental Science Associates, San Francisco, focusing on zero waste program planning and implementation for local jurisdictions, regional agencies and private businesses in its Renewable Resources Group that specializes in policy and program assistance to minimize waste, educational outreach to encourage waste reduction and participation in sustainable programs, and sustainability and climate action plans and reporting.
Judith Silver, Environmental Science Associates, San Francisco. ESA is a full-service environmental consulting firm. ESA’s Renewable Resources Group specializes in waste minimization and educational outreach to encourage waste reduction as well as sustainability and climate action planning and reporting. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portia M. Sinnott, MS+, Sebastopol. Specializes in Zero Waste project development and management, research, field studies and website and data management. She is also Programs Coordinator for GRRN and Executive Director of LITE Initiatives - a California based sustainable practices group that operates Community Bikes, Living Green and Zero Waste Sonoma County. email@example.com.
David I. Tam, SPRAWLDEF, Berkeley. Co-Founder/Research and Development Director of Sustainability, Parks, Recycling And Wildlife Legal Defense Fund; co-founder of ABARGE, NCRA’s precursor. He acts on the axiom “Cheap Landfills are the Enemy of Recycling.” His efforts with recyclers and others have led to 11 lawsuits blocking or mitigating landfills in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin and Yuba counties. A NCRA Director, he has served since 2007 as Legislative Task-Holder. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ken Wells, Guiding Sustainability, Santa Rosa. Mr. Wells is a sustainability consultant with extensive public sector experience. Expertise in solid waste, composting, biogas energy, recycling and GHG analysis. email@example.com.
Tom Wright, Sustainable Bizness Practices, Moraga. Founder of Responsible-packaging.org. Specializes in issues surrounding the grocery industry: Evaluating brands' & manufacturers’ claims, waste-diversion & auditing grocery and food operations, finding markets for hard-to-recycle products and materials, high-recycled content products, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event recycling service providers.
Arthur R. Boone, d/b/a Total Recycling Associates, Berkeley. Arthur@recyclingres.com.
Teresa Bradley, Revolutionary Green Solutions, San Francisco. Revolutionary Green provides innovative and creative ways to reduce and minimize waste before it enters the event. The companies main focus is plastic reduction, food vendor/exhibitor outreach, GHG and wate diversion reporting, and enforcement. Revolutionary Green is a full service firm that provides crew bin monitoring, waste diversion, bin set up, and reuse of materials during events. www.revolutionarygreensolutions.com. Email: email@example.com or 415/377-8931.
Mary Munat, Green Mary, Inc. has been in the business of waste diversion and eco-education at public events around the SF Bay Area since 2001.The company handles every aspect of (non) waste, from materials ordering and vendor compliance to on-site set up, signage, zero waste systems implementation, hauling, sorting, full clean up and final reporting for any type or size event. www.green-mary.com.Mary@green-mary.com. (707/548-7582).
Materials Marketing services.
Jeff Epstein, Carton Recovery LLC/Carton Council, West Linn, OR. Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long term collaborative solutions in order to divert valuable cartons from the landfill; Epstein is the West Coast regional representative. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Seaman, Resource Recycling Systems, Ann Arbor, Michigan. RRS is a nationally recognized environmental consulting and engineering firm that has worked to motivate groups and individuals to build a sustainable and waste-free future; Mr. Seaman has 20 years of experience developing and implementing sustainable recovery programs, plus industry innovations in e-scrap and other specialized waste streams. email@example.com.
Doug Spitzer, Vice President, Super Link Plastic, Inc., Oakland. Buyer and exporter of plastic scrap, OCC, and other recyclables; densifier of EPS, EPE, and EPP. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rod Muir, Sure-Close Kitchen Foodscrap Containers, Toronto. Supplies North America’s premier foodscrap container; easiest to fill, carry, empty and clean. Most likely to stay closed if dropped by accident. Nearly one million in circulation. email@example.com.
Stefanie Pruegel, Gigantic Idea Studio, Oakland. Firm specializes in full-service marketing and communications services to promote environmental programs and behaviors. Ms. Pruegel is a Senior Associate and has worked in public outreach since 1996, with an emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Stef@gigantic-idea.com.
Re-Used Goods operations.
Dan Knapp, Urban Ore, Berkeley. Thirty years' experience in salvaging for reuse at a landfill and transfer station, as well as offsite collection and onsite dropoff and buyback. Also thirty years' experience in retail sales of salvaged goods. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Lou Van Deventer, Operations Manager, Urban Ore, Berkeley. Twenty years' experience in salvaging for reuse at a landfill and transfer station, as well as offsite collection and onsite dropoff and buyback. Also twenty years' experience in retail sales of salvaged goods. Email: email@example.com.
DISCLAIMER: To be listed in this directory does not intend nor infer that the person listed is endorsed or considered qualified for its work by NCRA; all members were offered the opportunity to be included and those listed responded to that offer.