Nothing Left to Waste offers 30 years of expertise rooted in a unique mix of operations, policy, program design and advocacy. We’re different because our solutions are bold but our implementation strategies are based on real world experience. We’re creative and collaborative in our approach and believe in the importance of building internal buy-in and understanding alternative scenarios. We believe that evaluation through tangible and quantifiable metrics allows our clients to exceed perceived limits. We’re passionate and committed and we won’t stop until there is nothing left to waste.
Alex is a zero waste professional with over 20 years of experience working to demonstrate that well designed zero waste and recycling programs can not only keep material out of landfills and incinerators, but disrupt the systems that perpetuate waste in the first place. With a strong operational, policy and entrepreneurial background, he excels in business and zero waste planning, financial evaluation and projections, waste system modeling, social and environmental impact quantification, recycling contracting and program design and systems evaluation. He is a co-founder, past vice president and current vice chair of the board of Eureka Recycling, a $14 million zero-waste nonprofit social enterprise. He has consulted with cities, colleges and universities, nonprofits and businesses around a broad array of zero waste projects. As an ally in the environmental justice movement, his work focuses on how zero waste can be a powerful alternative to wasting in the fight against environmental racism.
Susan brings unique expertise in planning and operations of community based zero waste programs. Committed to waste reduction as the key strategy of authentic zero waste, she has for over 30 years, demonstrated success working in collaborative partnerships with individuals, governments, nonprofits, schools/universities, and businesses on innovative programs. Susan brings her experience with business planning, development and operations, public outreach, grant funding and financing, educational programs, strategic planning and policy development to the team. Susan has been recognized for convening diverse groups of stakeholders on waste reduction issues that resulted in actions that actually have and still are reducing waste! Prior to her work at NL2W, Susan was a founder and CEO of Eureka Recycling, one of the country’s leading zero waste organizations.