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Zero Waste Conference – Portland – Oct 2018

The first Portland Zero Waste Conference was held on October 14, 2018 at Taborspace. Over $1500 was raised from the event to support our BYOC campaign.

Over 100 people were in attendance (including speakers, sponsors and volunteers). Thank you to all our sponsors (see below).

Here is a good summary of the conference from Jenica Barrett from Zero Waste Wisdom


2:00 – Kickoff / Networking (Brion Hurley and Nick Isbister)

2:20 – Update And History On The Single-Use Disposables Resolution (Pete Chism-Winfield)

2:40 – Low Waste Basics (Jenica Barrett)

3:00 – Getting to One Can of Garbage a Year (Betty Shelley)

3:20 – The Portland Zero Waste City Guide (Chloe Lepeltier)

3:40 – Networking Break

4:20 – Zero Waste in Business (Karen Lickteig and Camille Bevans)

5:00 – Reusable Container Laws (Lauren Norris)

5:20 – Expert Panel

5:45 – END



Conscious by Chloé

Zero Waste PDX

Recycling Advocates

GO Box


Stumptown Media Group


Revolve Hair Studio

Hovden Formal Farm Wear


Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Trash Me Not


Red Luck



Nossa Familia Coffee

Mama P

Good Life Market


NoPac Foods

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