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Our Team & Partners


We believe Zero Waste is one of the fastest, most cost effective ways we can positively impact our climate, our health, our shared global resources, and our local economies. Get to know the team behind our vision and hear what others are saying.

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kate bailey, ecocycleKate is a leading authority on Zero Waste best practices and focuses on the facts, details, and logistics that help Zero Waste initiatives succeed. She  has more than 10 years of experience creating national reports, websites, webinars, and tools to empower citizens, government staff and elected officials to adopt Zero Waste solutions.  She is a frequent speaker on Zero Waste, particularly as a climate solution, for audiences from citizen groups to state officials to industry panels.




ERIC LOMBARDI, Director Emeritus and Strategic Advisor

eric_conference_speakerEric has traveled the world of Zero Waste. He was the Executive Director of Eco-Cycle for 24 years and has had a long career in resource conservation and policy, social enterprise development, and nonprofit management. Eric has been a leading spokesperson and founder of the Zero Waste movement and has worked nationally and internationally as a project consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. He is also a recognized authority on developing comprehensive community-based resource recovery programs.




MARTI MATSCH, Media Director

MartiMarti is considered a national expert in creating words, images, and communication tools to change a community’s environmental behavior and to increase recycling and waste reduction participation. Marti has created much of the communications material that is used nationally and internationally to frame the Zero Waste movement and has more than 20 years of experience in community organizing and developing educational communication tools.




ALISON PETERS, Strategic Development Advisor

Alison Peters, Entrellis Alison is the CEO of Entrellis, LLC, where she provides a human-centered design approach to help organizations increase the value they deliver to clients. Her work includes strategic planning, program design, customer research, streamlining business processes, developing client tracking systems, leading team-based project planning, and facilitating workshops on human-centered design and lean systems. Alison has also served as Managing Director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder, the Environmental Affairs Director for the City of Boulder, a personal and professional coach, and a congressional legislative assistant.





donna barlow caseyAs Executive Director for Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District, Donna wrote the first Zero Waste plan in the Green Mountain State, then built innovative organics programs to demonstrate the viability and practicality of food waste diversion. Donna has been a leading voice for Zero Waste and has worked with New England municipalities for 25 years creating and implementing environmentally sound programs, several of which became national models.





KATE NELSON, Project Associate

Kate Nelson, Eco-Cycle SolutionsKate’s Zero Waste experience began as an Eco-Cycle educator spreading the Zero Waste word to high school students. Now editing, writing, and marketing for Eco-Cycle Solutions, she sees firsthand how the no-waste concepts once considered futuristic are becoming the norm in communities around the world.







We are thrilled to introduce WhiteWave Foods as a Founding Partner for the Eco-Cycle Solutions project.

WHITEWAVE, Founding Partner

Special thanks to our Founding Partner, WhiteWave Foods.

WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe. The Company is focused on providing consumers with innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet their increasing desires for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly-produced products.

Why Partner with Eco-Cycle Solutions

As a Partner of Eco-Cycle Solutions, your support empowers local communities to address global issues—climate change, human health risks, ecosystem collapse, and social/political conflicts— through proven policies, programs, and infrastructure to recover 90% or more of their discarded resources, develop sustainable consumption habits, and reduce toxic emissions.

If your organization is interested in learning more about partnership, sponsorship, and/or promotional opportunities with Eco-Cycle Solutions, please contact Eric Lombardi.

Diamond, platinum, gold, and silver level partnerships are available, but we are happy to work with you to customize a partnership that fits your organization’s marketing and/or philanthropic goals and budget.

In addition to Partnerships, Eco-Cycle Solutions offers opportunities related to specific events or ongoing projects. We invite you to support Eco-Cycle Solutions and join us on the front lines as we work to build a Zero Waste world!


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