Menendez Circular Consultancy
San Francisco, California
Current location of work
English (Native), Spanish (Intermediate), French (Beginner)
Daniella is an accomplished environmental specialist with over six years’ experience in zero waste. Her work began with the San Francisco Department of the Environment as an Outreach Associate. Soon after, she began working as the City Government Zero Waste Assistant Coordinator, implementing waste reduction programs for San Francisco’s municipalities. Today, she is working as an independent contractor and continues to assist on municipal projects. Her specialties include waste reduction; outreach and education; evaluation of environmental programs; public procurement; public speaking; and stakeholder engagement. Daniella holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. She currently resides in Madrid, Spain.
Certified Zero Waste Ambassador
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Certified Zero Waste Trainer
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Zero Waste Mentor
Are you already or will be a mentor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?
Zero Waste Auditor
Are you already or will be an auditor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?
Municipalities/Territories worked with before:
Fields of Expertise
Reuse & repair initiatives
Prevention of food waste / knowledge of food systems
Single-use plastics prevention
Extended Producer Responsibility schemes
The recycling process for key waste streams (paper, plastics, metals)
Organics management and composting
Separate collection of recyclables and residual waste
Economic incentives for waste reduction (e.g. PAYT)
Engaging the community in zero waste initiatives
Residual waste disposal methods
Key waste & circular economy related EU legislation
Knowledge of specific pieces of EU legislation:
Fields of Expertise
Delivering / facilitating short-term workshops (1h-1 day)
Delivering / facilitating long workshops (+1 day)
Public speaking / oral communications
Advocacy & lobbying
Consulting municipalities and/or businesses
Project-based monitoring & evaluation
Other relevant qualifications / certifications?
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