Zero Waste Symposium 2024

Lori Mendez

Lori Mendez

Board of Director

Zero Waste San Diego

  • Sustainability Every After: Decoding California’s Plastic Reduction, Recycle, Compost Legislation
  • February 28, 2024 10:53 am
  • Video

About Lori

A civil litigator for 32 years in San Diego, Ms. Mendez is legal counsel to the Save the Albatross Coalition and serves on the Zero Waste San Diego Board of Directors. After obtaining a Master of Advance Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation in 2018 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and leading the transformation of that campus and U.S. San Diego to be single-use plastic-free, Ms. Mendez returned to private practice and continues to work daily with grassroots organizations to reduce toxic, and GHG and methane-producing, single-use disposable waste by implementing upstream reduction, extended producer responsibility, Zero Waste, and circular economy policies. Currently, she is involved in local policy-making with an eye toward litigation as an alternative and effective means of achieving these goals.