Rick Anthony - Zero Waste Expert and Principal at Richard Anthony Associates

Rick Anthony - Zero Waste Expert and Principal at Richard Anthony Associates

Richard V. Anthony began his career in Public Administration in 1971 as a manager of the California State University Long Beach Recycling Center.  He received a MS in Public Administration in 1974.  Rick has worked his entire career in environmental program management positions. As a Manager he wrote and then implemented Solid Waste plans for Fresno and San Diego counties.  He has participated in developing Zero Waste plans as a consultant since 1998. He is an internationally recognized and published expert in the area of Resource Management using the Zero Waste Systems approach.

He has led International Dialogs on Zero Waste in Nanaimo Canada, Berkeley and San Francisco USA Florianopolis, Brazil, Puerto Princesa, Philippines, and Naples, Italy. Richard Anthony is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the California Resource Recovery Association, the Grassroots Recycling Network, the Zero Waste International Alliance, and the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council.  He has been a Professor of Zero Waste at Irvine Valley College and an Instructor in the Californian Resource Recovery Association Certificate Program. Rick has completed work on the Zero Waste Plan for San Diego CA, and provided “As Needed” Recycling services for the County of San Diego and Goodwill Industries of San Diego County. 

In the last five years, He has worked Zero Waste plans and projects for, the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, Oceanside, Santa Monica, Glendale, Fort Collins, and the Island of Hawaii.