Eric Lombardi Mentor 2012

Living in: Boulder, Colorado USA — United States

  • - Executive Director of EcoCycle
  • - Co-Founder, National Grassroots Recycling Network
  • - Co-Founder, Global Zero Waste International Alli
  • - Named 1 of the Top 100 USA Recyclers by White House
  • - Served on the National Recycling Coalition
Impact: Government & Civic Engagement, Energy & Clean Technology,...
Geographic Interest: Global
Expertise: Business Strategy / Planning, Entrepreneurship, Public...
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"Head of the largest community-based Zero Waste Organization in the US"

Describe yourself briefly.

Eric Lombardi is the Executive Director of Eco-Cycle, now the largest community-based Zero Waste organization in the United States, processing over 55,000 tons of diverse recycled materials per year.

Lombardi was invited to the Clinton White House in 1998 as one of the Top 100 USA Recyclers, he co-founded and served as the Board President of the national GrassRoots Recycling Network (, and is co-founder of the global Zero Waste International Alliance ( He served from 1997-2004 on the National Recycling Coalition's (NRC) Policy Work Group, is a past Board member of the Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR), and was an executive Board member of the NRC from 1991-1995. In 1992, he co-founded the U.S. National Nonprofit Recyclers Council.

He has an advanced degree from Washington University (St. Louis) in Technology and Human Affairs, and has been working at the interface of where society, technology, and business come together to bring beneficial change to all the stakeholders.

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