June16 | SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT WEBINAR – Sustainable Materials Management at Universities

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 / 1:30 – 2:45 PM ET

Missed the Webinar? Find it in the RMC Webinar Library
Presenter: Jack DeBell, University of Colorado (retired) / NRC Coalition Campus Council


The NRC has long-supported university campus recycling, first hosting caucuses of campus program managers in 1992, then supporting a technical council in 1995. Recently, the NRC appointed a Campus Council to meet the need for stronger linkages between higher ed and the SMM industry. Degree programs, career services, applied research / technology transfer, and relationships with recycling leaders are examples of the opportunities the Campus Council develops between on-campus and off-campus groups.

Jack DeBell will provide an update of recent activities and accomplishments- focusing on opportunities in which the audience can immediately engage.

Jack DeBell


Presenter Biography

Jack DeBell recently retired from the University of Colorado’s recycling program after more than thirty years.  His accomplishments include helped co-founding the College and University Recycling Council, leading an internship program for students interested in recycling careers, publishing a Decision Makers Guide to Recycling, and advancing C.U.’s zero waste plan.  He was recognized with the University’s highest staff honor, the Robert Sterns Award, in 1997.

He’s as active as ever: connecting higher ed and the sustainable management industry. His current work with the National Recycling Coalition and the Zero Waste International Alliance is rapidly advancing applied research, scholarships, training, and career placement for the challenges ahead.