Love for Zero Waste With Sparkl Reusables, 2/23

The Zero Waste Advocacy Committee (ZWAC) is hosting a special Zero Waste Valentine’s Day show. Host NCRA Member, John Moore will interview Paul Liotsakis, founder and CEO of SF-based company Sparkl Reuseables. Paul will share how his love for zero waste supports Sparkl’s mission to replace single-use plastic with reusables all over the Bay Area. 

The Recycling Archives segment will feature love stories of how some of Berkeley’s zero waste pioneers found their life partner through recycling. Feel free to bring your significant other, love stories to share, chocolates, and whatever else to make this evening special for you!


    • 5:00 PM virtual social hour with snacks, cocktails, campaign, etc.
    • 5:30 PM Show starts with zero waste pioneer love stories
    • 6:00 PM Interview with Paul Liotsakis, Founder of Sparkl Reusables

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Using Pyrolysis to Convert Plastic Waste Into Fuel, 1/23

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This month we talk with NorCal local, Brian Bauer CEO of Resynergi, and the technology he designed that uses an advanced pyrolytic method in order to efficiently convert 1 kilogram of plastic waste into 1 liter of fuel.

Resynergi has yet to undergo strict environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in order to determine if outputs release significant toxic particulates into the environment. In the meantime, Brian shares with us his current happenings and future plans for the technology and why his method sets the bar higher compared to companies undergoing conventional pyrolysis.

We look forward to following back with the data. Listen for yourself. Is this greenwashing? Does this promote the continued use of single-use plastics? If CEQA determined no significant environmental impact could this be a solution that has a place to restore and protect the Earth?

This month’s Recycling Archive segment features recycling pioneer, Dr. Paul Connett, Executive Director at Fluoride Action Network.

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Hello Mushroom™ Packaging, Goodbye Plastic Waste, 12/22

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This month’s ZWAC Show is about the need for enlightened architecture to promote Zero Waste. We will feature an interview with James Ferrier, CEO of New Zealand-based BioFab which aspires to create compostable products from mycelium to replace plastic.

Our Recycling Archives will feature the late Mark Gorrell, architect of multiple resource recovery parks.

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Next Steps in the Fight Against Plastic, 11/22


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This show we are featuring one of the true leaders of Zero Waste Advocacy, TED-talk veteran, Captain Charles Moore. Capt. Moore is one of the earliest enviro-warriors against ocean plastic litter. We will discuss with him the current state of the fight, changes since he began calling attention to it, promising solutions, if any, and what the future holds for him.

Our show will begin with Susan Kinsella and a curated selection of what some of recycling’s pioneers inspired them to enter the field.

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Scavenging From Trash To Treasure, 7/22

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The ancestors of today’s recyclers were called scavengers. In this show the committee interviews Ricky Ramos, Senior Project Manager of the Downtown Streets Team of Oakland describing a grant program where DST will assist unhoused people to recover illegally dumped material. 

If there was a hall of fame for scavengers, a member must be Jay Weschler of Philadelphia who is featured by the Recycling Archives.

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