Film and conversation between:
Tom Szaky, Chief Executive Officer, TerraCycle, Inc
Jeff Fulgham, Chief Sales, Service, Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Banyan Water
Compass Summit, a forum for true interaction and exchange, examines some of today's most pressing problems through the lens of global citizenship, recognizing that human ingenuity is an unlimited resource. Guided by NPR's Ira Flatow, an intimate group of some of the world's best thinkers and doers convened along the rugged Palos Verdes coastline on Oct 23-26, 2011 at Terranea Resort to engage in meaningful conversation, ask questions, and challenge ideas -- we invite you to join in the conversation.
Jeff recently joined Banyan Water as the CSO (Chief Sales, Service, Strategy and Sustainability Officer).
Prior to this role, Jeff was the Chief Sustainability Officer and ecomagination Leader for GE Power & Water. Jeff has spent the last 30 years working to help solve the world's energy and water crises' and create a more sustainable future. Through his extensive background in addressing water challenges, he helps global customers build and execute thoughtful plans to reduce consumption, upcycle low quality water sources, aggressively improve overall water stewardship and re-think waste streams as valuable assets.
Jeff is a salesman, marketer, strategic planner, technologist, thought leader & entrepreneur with a passion for proving that "Green is Green" - that doing what's right for the environment is also economically smart.
Tom Szaky, 29, is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc, one of the world's foremost leaders in eco-capitalism, recycling and upcycling. In 2006, Inc. Magazine named TerraCycle, "The Coolest Little Start-Up in America"! That same year Tom was named the "#1 CEO in America Under 30".
Tom is the author of Revolution in a Bottle (Penguin, 2009) and has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today how and many more. Today TerraCycle runs free recycling fundraisers in 15 countries on 5 continents and has collected and repurposed over 2 billion pieces of waste.
Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of Terracycle, describes the recycling process for electronic devices. "Each type of waste stream has what we call a waste hierarchy," says Szaky. He explains that while many electronics are refurbished, broken products must be shredded and separated in order to recycle parts.
Major U.S. corporation and one of the largest companies in the world. Its products include electrical and electronic equipment, plastics, aircraft engines, medical imaging equipment, and financial services. The company was incorporated in 1892, acquiring all the assets of the Edison General Electric Co. (founded as Edison Electric Light Co. by Thomas Alva Edison in 1878) and two other electrical companies. The company established a research laboratory in 1900, and many of its later products, including various home appliances, were developed by in-house scientists. In 1986 GE purchased the RCA Corp., including its television network, NBC. GE's headquarters are in Fairfield, Conn.