Annie White is an associate senior consultant at RRS bringing over 21 years of experience in solid waste and recycling programs, sustainable packaging, as well as corporate and urban sustainability. Prior to RRS, Annie was the program manager for the Office of Waste Diversion, Department of Public Works in Washington DC, where she developed and implemented policies and programs for waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting, co-digestion, contamination reduction, multifamily, and transfer station activities. She was also instrumental in infrastructure planning for waste, recycling, and organics systems. Annie held several leadership positions including the director for Global Green’s New York Office, led the Coalition for Resource Recovery, launched and was director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), and worked with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry developing sustainability curricula for product development teams.

Recent Speaking Engagements/Publications

  • The Recycling Partnership 50 Cities Leadership Summit (June 2019), Driving the Circular Economy
  • SERDC Biennial Summit (Nov 2018), The Challenge of Recovered Material Quality and Value
  • US Senate Recycling Caucus Briefing (Nov 2018), City Perspective on REcycling Opportunities and Challenges
  • MWMA Fall Summit (Oct 2018), Washington DC Mayor’s List Launch
  • AMERIPEN Annual Meeting (May 2018), Washington DC Accepting Foodservice Packaging
  • EPA Sustainable Materials Management Academy Webinar (Jan 2018), Quality Matters – Free Resource to Support Plastics Recycling Program
  • ISRI & Keep America Beautiful State of Recycling Forum (Nov 2017),  Community Perspectives on Plastic Recycling
  • Biocycle East Coast Conference (Apr 2017), Organics Recovery in a Municipal Sustainability Framework
  • Mid-Atlantic Public Works Institute (Apr 2016), Sustainability, Waste Management, and Public Works
  • US Composting Council Conference (Jan 2017), Political Economy of Food Waste Collection and Organics Recovery
  • TAPPI PEERS Conference Proceedings (2012), Evaluating Repulpability and Recyclability of a Blend of Post-Consumer Quick Service Paper Packaging Material with Specified Fiber Grades at Readily Available Mill Types Utilizing Newly Developed Standards. Co Authors: Joel Kendrick (Western Michigan University); Chris Gwilliam (Pret A Manger); Lily Kelly (Global Green USA)

Topical Experience

  • Solid Waste & Recycling Programs
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Corporate & Urban Sustainability


  • Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science, College of William and Mary


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