2020 Conference

Each year, the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) organizes one of the most comprehensive and informative conferences dedicated to recycling and sustainable materials management in California and beyond. CRRA is well known for its training and educational offerings since the early 1970s.  The Annual Conference and Tradeshow attracts over 600 individuals annually and showcases an estimated 30 sessions each year with over 100 industry experts as presenters.


Presentations at this year's Conference will cover an array of Zero Waste topics including:  

  • Climate Change
  • Zero Waste Programs
  • Food Rescue
  • California Mandates
  • China's National Sword & State of International Markets
  • Keeping Organics out of Landfills
  • Illegal Dumping, Stormwater and Marine Debris



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2020 Plenary Speakers

Monday, August 17: ADAM MINTER

Adam Minter is a columnist with Bloomberg Opinion based in Malaysia. From 2002 to 2014, Adam lived in Shanghai, where he reported on the global scrap recycling trade for trade and general interest publications, from Vice to the Wall Street Journal. In 2013, Adam added "author" to his resume with the publication of his first book, "Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade." His most recent book, "Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale," is a deep dive into the world of used stuff - and what it tells us about consumerism and the environment.

Tuesday, August 18: BEN LECOMTE

Ben Lecomte is a marathon swimmer, ocean advocate, entrepreneur, and speaker. Ben uses his ocean expeditions as a unique mode of communication to bring attention on the biggest marine environmental issues.  He inspires people to take action and collaborates with organizations from any industry to save our oceans. But Ben’s challenge goes far beyond saving our oceans, it goes to the core mission of each of our lives and the choices we make. After encountering daily plastic pollution during his 2018 ocean crossing, Ben choose to become a voice for the ocean for his children and future generations.

  Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - CRRA PRESENTATION


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