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The Circle of Life: Recycling / Reverse Supply Chain

January 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What happens to products after you throw them away? Quite often the end of one supply chain is the beginning of another – turning trash into treasure.  Join CSCMP-San Francisco Roundtable members, guests, distinguished industry speakers, and event sponsor, Surplus Service to learn how many common and some uncommon products are recycled or up-cycled, what initiatives companies are taking to build sustainability into their products, and how legislative actions encourage recycling and sustainability. To borrow a phrase from Mufasa (of Lion King), recycling is the circle of life for products.



Lou Ramondetta, President, Surplus Service

Lou has been an industrial, electronics, marketing, medical and sustainability industry expert for over 20 years.  He is the President of Surplus Service, a green certified, women owned small business with the goal to UpcyclIT® or reuse of electronics rather than to simply recycle them.  This policy is far more eco-friendly targeting zero waste and providing sustainability and reverse logistics solutions for IT, Medical and Facilities executives to manage their surplus inventory and depleted assets.

Lou’s prior executive experience includes managing businesses with global P&L’s from $50 million to $1 billion in revenue and over 100 people for electronics, technology, plastics, medical and contract manufacturing.  He has held executive level positions with Xerox, General Electric, Philips and Sanmina, serving in various positions for strategy,  sales, marketing, and service.


Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC)

Heidi has been a trailblazer in the solid waste industry in California for 25 years working as a consultant, then advisor to the Chair of the California Integrated Waste Management Board, then the Director of California Product Stewardship Council in 2007 to promote the “polluter pays” model of waste management policy. She has since become an internationally recognized thought leader and driver for innovative product stewardship programs. CPSC has been successful in California, so she started the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) in 2015 to promote a circular economy nationally.


Joanne Brasch, PhD, Special Projects Manager, California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC)

Dr. Joanne Brasch has a PhD in Industrial Economics and Environmental Analysis from the University of California, Davis, where she also teaches in the Department of Textiles and Clothing on topics of global industrial systems, supply-chain sustainability, and diffusion of innovation. She has presented internationally, won awards for research, and lead system-wide waste mitigation project for the UC System. As Special Project Manager at the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) Joanne leads projects that promote EPR and Product Stewardship in the textiles and clothing industry, including products such as carpet, mattresses, packaging, and fashion goods.


Dinner Menu

A full course dinner buffet with dessert will be served


CSCMP Members – $60
CSCMP Non-Members – $80
Student – $40 (must hold current CSCMP student membership)


Event Sponsor

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Plastic Recycling


January 18, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


GoPro Corporate Headquarters
3025 Clearview Way, Bldg D
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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Tom Dennison, CPIM
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