National Stewardship Action Council

Advocating for a Circular Economy

Sacramento, CA   |  https://www.nsaction.us/

Mission

Collaborate with public and private stakeholders to advance product stewardship and extended producer responsibility.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Heidi Sanborn

Assistant Director

Jordan Wells

Main address

1822 21st Street Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95811 USA

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EIN

47-4237748

NTEE code info

Recycling (C27)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To transfer the United States economy from one that has been historically a “take-make-waste extractive industrial model”, to a circular system in which we, as a society, design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program Implementation

NSAC is currently working on a number of programs, including but not limited to the implementation of safe medication and needle disposal; eliminating tobacco waste; creating a circular cannabis industry; increasing household hazardous waste reuse and reduce burning of usable hazardous waste; supporting the Texas Clean and Healthy Initiative to clean up litter, curb illegal dumping, and put money back in the hands of Texans; the proper labeling of "flushable" wipes to protect sanitation systems; proper battery management to reduce the risk of fires and explosions; siting of anaerobic digestion facilities to process organic waste and facilities to create aggregate out of previously "waste" glass; and more!

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Health
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Awards

Outstanding Policy Achievement 2020

CalRecycle

Affiliations & memberships

CalRecycle Outstanding Policy Achievement Award 2020

Solid Waste Association of North America - Lawrence Lecturer Award 2020

Women Who Mean Business Award 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Program Implementation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As a national non-profit organization obtaining national media coverage on our issues is extremely important to building our credibility as seen as thought leaders in driving a circular economy.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

NSAC goal is to achieve a circular economy in the United States utilizing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and product stewardship to conserve resources, reduce costs to local governments, and create jobs in remanufacturing.

NSAC pursues partnerships with corporate and government leaders to implement innovative programs and processes to achieve a circular economy.

NSAC currently has two highly capable and experienced staff and an Intern, and a diverse and exceptional Board of Directors and two Advisory Committees. The Board meets every-other-month, and the Policy and Operations Committees meet monthly. NSAC has developed strong partnerships with hundreds of non-profits and businesses to leverage our knowledge and achieve our goals.

NSAC has had four key pieces of legislation signed into law, including the country’s first bill for producer-funded medication and needle take-back. NSAC was also the first to include eco-modulated fees into a piece of U.S. legislation. We are working voluntarily with multiple large national companies to expand circular systems for materials including carpet, solar panels, glass, cannabis, and other organics.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    All people who care about driving a circular economy in the United States.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Webinars with surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We refocused on product issues that were a higher priority such as toxic chemical removal from products.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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National Stewardship Action Council

Board of directors
as of 8/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

David Stitzhal

Full Circle Environmental

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Tim Goncharoff

County of Santa Cruz

Term: 2015 -

Constance Hornig

Constance Hornig, Esq. Law Offices

Patty Garbarino

Marin Sanitary Service

Beverly Hanstrom

Colorado Medical Waste

Chris Ripley

Smarter Sorting

Bob Gedert

Consulant

Maia Corbitt

Texans for Clean Water

Michael Simpson

City of Los Angeles

Eric Zetz

Merced Regional Waste Management Authority

Rubi Rajbanshi

Terrascope Consulting

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/26/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data