Menendez Circular Consultancy

Daniella Menendez

circularconsultancy.dm@gmail.com

Experience

5-10 years

Home city/town

San Francisco, California

Current location of work

Madrid

Country

Spain

Languages spoken

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.

Zero Waste Ambassador Course

Have you completed the in-person Zero Waste Ambassador course organised by the 'BEZWA' project?

No

Zero Waste Trainer Course

Have you completed the in-person Zero Waste Trainer course organised by the 'BEZWA' project?

No

Zero Waste Mentor

Are you already or will be a mentor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?

Yes

Zero Waste Trainer

Are you already or will be an auditor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?

Yes

Municipalities/Territories worked with before:

City and County of San Francisco, United States Contra Costa County, United States

Fields of Expertise

Knowledge

Level

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:

Single-Use Plastics Directive Farm to Fork Strategy Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive Waste Framework Directive

Fields of Expertise

Skills

Level

Digital Communication

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?

Zero Waste USA, Zero Waste Community Associate, 2017 Circular Economy - Sustainable Materials Management, Coursera, 2018
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