Learn about organic recycling strategies, challenges, and how it fits into ESG programs with Ryan Cooper, Director of Circular Economy Solutions and the Organics Recycling Lead at Rubicon. We discuss why composting is a great option for many companies looking to divert their organic waste from landfill. Learn how circular economy practices are not as difficult as one might think and can have a huge benefit on the environment and a company’s bottom line. We discuss how state and federal regulations are changing the expectations of organic recycling to include curbside pickups and the need for more organic processing and compost facilities as well as recycling infrastructure to meet the demand. See why we need to view organics as a resource rather than waste and help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions created by organic waste in landfills.
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Director of Circular Economy Solutions and the Organics Recycling Lead
Ryan Cooper is the Director of Circular Economy Solutions and the Organics Recycling Lead at Rubicon. In this role, Ryan is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing thousands of organics recycling programs across the US and Canada. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Globalization from Hampshire College and his master’s degree in Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to Rubicon, Ryan became a certified permaculture designer and teacher, established a state permitted composting facility in North Carolina, and wrote for BioCycle magazine. He holds a position on Board of Directors of the US Composting Council and is active on four committees. He is passionate about regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and sustainable development.