Kate Davenport

Co-President, Eureka Recycling

Kate is the Co-President of Eureka Recycling, a zero-waste non-profit social enterprise, that demonstrates zero waste as a strategy to address climate change, local economic development, and social and environmental justice.  Previous to the role of Co-President, Kate was the Director of Business Development at Eureka and led on merging Eureka’s mission and values with business development, materials marketing, and operational systems change and efficiencies.  Kate co-developed operations for Envirelation, the first commercial organics collection service in Washington DC.  As Program Director for EcoVentures International, Kate provided microfinance and development services for community based enterprises in the areas of sustainable energy; waste reduction, recycling and composting; and sustainable agriculture.


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“Buying recycled” was the beginning of many sustainable purchasing programs and such provisions are baked in to many sustainable purchasing policies and specifications. Recycling has grown over the past 40 years into a large and global activity. However, recycling systems have been recently severely disrupted by China’ stopping accepting imports of used plastics and paper … read more >>

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