School Recycling and Composting in the Time of COVID


Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 3:00pm

Keeping on track with recycling and composting goals is a challenge in normal times, but the implications of COVID and the resulting increased packaging, eating in the classroom, PPE waste and limitations on partners coming to schools is creating real issues for sustainability champions. Hear how school systems are proactively responding by pivoting recycling education, food reuse programs, and collection systems to ensure their programs stay on track.


  • Jamie Repasky, School Outreach Specialist, Oregon Metro
  • Kathleen Corrardi, Zero Waste Program Manager, New York City Dept of Education
  • Rina Fa'amoe-Cross, Resource Conservation Specialist, Seattle Public Schools