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“As California’s State Treasurer, I know how impactful NSAC’s tireless work has been in shaping policy that advances a circular economy and job creation in the state. Heidi Sanborn's leadership in bringing diverse viewpoints together to solve complex challenges has been critical to passing difficult but important legislation. Landmark laws like SB 54 reflect their tenacious dedication to shepherding policies that improve the lives of all Californians through environmental sustainability and economic vitality.”

- California State Treasurer Fiona Ma


“We cannot thank the NSAC team enough for the support and assistance they provided us at OPLN to convene key stakeholders and educate them about the intersection of bottle bills and EPR through meetings and two international study trips in 2023.  The results have been that more key stakeholders have been further educated and also developed deep relationships with each other to expedite the development of state and national policy to reduce waste and dramatically increase recycling.”

- Dave Ford, Founder, Ocean Plastics Leadership Network


“NSAC has quickly become the leading expert on catalyzing a circular economy through materials management policy in the United States. The change NSAC has driven in five years of operation is remarkable and I am proud to not only be a funder, but a founding Board Member.”

- Patty Garbarino

President & CEO

Marin Sanitary Service


“NSAC has been an integral partner for Aero Aggregates efforts to expand our recycled content product based business across the United States and site new facilities and secure feedstock, helping us navigate through different state’s regulatory processes and identifying sources of funding. Their connections and knowledge are unparalleled.”

- Archie Filshill, Ph.D. ENV SP

Chief Executive Officer

Aero Aggregates


“Atlantic Packaging is committed to supporting the transition to a sustainable supply chain, and our relationship with NSAC has been a real catalyst in those efforts.  We began working with NSAC in 2022, which has resulted in our connections with literally hundreds of stakeholders across the country that are all working together to reduce waste and create more circular solutions in our economy.   With the support of NSAC, Atlantic Packaging has presented at national conferences and was appointed to the SB 54 Advisory Board in California.  Businesses working to reduce waste will find a great partner with NSAC and we are happy to have sponsored their 2022 Legislative Awards event”.

- Wes Carter, President, Atlantic Packaging


"AMP Robotics finds immense value in our NSPC membership, as the information sharing and regulatory updates contained in the weekly newsletter helps us keep track of the implementation of SB54 and other happenings in California."

- Jonathan Levy, Director of Government Relations, AMP Robotics


“Bio Energy DevCo’s experience as an NSAC Platinum Plus Member has been a positive and rewarding partnership. The experience and insight offered by their team have allowed us to better navigate relevant initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels. We look forward to working together to overcome hurdles in expanding sustainable infrastructure, diverting organic waste from landfills, and reducing carbon in our atmosphere.”

- Andrew Alexander

Director of Business Development

Bio Energy DevCo


“While serving as Vice President of Interface, I worked very closely with Heidi Sanborn and her team to improve carpet recycling in the United States and successfully passed two bills in California sponsored by the National Stewardship Action Council. Heidi’s drive, knowledge, and connections are unrivaled. I am fortunate to continue our collaboration as Managing Director of Circonomey Innovations working with carpet recyclers to expand recycling nationwide.”

- Eric Nelson

Founder & Managing Director

Circonomey Innovations


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“Heidi was the keynote speaker at our 2023 statewide conference that included nearly 200 professionals from a wide range of specialties within the solid waste and recycling industry.  Her presentation entitled, “Truth in Labeling, EPR, and How to Achieve an Equitable Circular Economy,” was a highlight of the conference. She utilized her vast expertise and insight to outline needs and solutions to improve current waste systems, while engaging and inspiring the audience to work towards local solutions.  She was incredibly approachable and shared her knowledge beyond her formal presentation by making a point to visit with attendees. If you’re looking for a speaker that can eloquently share decades of on-the-ground knowledge and lessons learned and that builds partnerships to achieve goals, then look no further than Heidi Sanborn.”

(NMRC Conference 2023)

- Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director, New Mexico Recycling Coalition

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"I just watched your SWANA presentation and was captivated by what you've accomplished in your years in our industry.  I came away totally inspired and also overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems we've caused ourselves and our planet.  It's hard to not feel paralyzed.  But, I'm really happy to be connected to you and have already started looking up the numerous organizations you cited in your presentation.  Thank you for a very informative 45 minutes!" (WASTECON 2021)

- Lissa Bittermann

Business Development Manager



"Your lecture was excellent. I learn every time I hear you speak." (WASTECON 2021)

- Sara Bixby

Deputy Executive Director

Solid Waste Association of North America


"Thanks so much for an amazing presentation, Heidi! You are a true force of nature and your enthusiasm for the work was evident not only in the presentation, but in the incredible success you’ve achieved."

(SWEEP Webinar, 2023)

- Rob Watson, Founder & President, SWEEP


"Dynamite presentation!...You definitely sparked a lot of actionable ideas for us starting with spreading the resources around the rest of company's environmental groups, networks and channels and then continue to provide our earthforce group the tools and action ideas."

- Alex Aruj

Technical Program Manager



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