Eliminating Waste Through Design

How to Use the Practical Principles of Biomimicry

Mark Dorfman

Mark Dorfman

Senior Principal and Green Chemist
Biomimicry 3.8

In this training you will learn:

  • Critical importance of design in how all waste is ultimately produced
  • What is biomimicry and where did it come from
  • 6 areas of life’s principles and how they apply to waste management
  • Cost-savings examples of waste reduction through design
  • How facility managers can influence in-house and supply chain designers

About Mark Dorfman

Mark is senior principal and green chemist at Biomimicry 3.8. Mark applies the design principles of nature’s time-tested chemical strategies to develop innovative solutions to the toxic chemical and material challenges of the 21st Century.

He has worked closely with clients such as Estee Lauder, Colgate, Ashland Chemical, Natura, Johnson and Johnson, WD-40, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Conoco-Philips, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Kimberly-Clark, Patagonia, UC Berkeley’s Center for Green Chemistry, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a set of challenges as diverse as nature herself.

Prior to joining Biomimicry 3.8, Mark worked in the nonprofit sector researching and writing case studies on industrial chemical pollution prevention and waste water management practices. These research efforts influenced the creation of federal and state public policies including the Federal Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, the New Jersey Pollution Prevention Act of 1991, and the Federal Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000.

Mark is a board member of the BiomimicryNYC regional network, and sits on the Science Advisory Board of Pantheon Enterprises, a chemical company at the forefront of sustainability in Phoenix, Arizona.

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