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Ryan Cooper

Director of Circular Economy Solutions and Organics Recycling Lead, Rubicon Technologies

Bio Current as of April 6, 2022

Ryan M. Cooper, LEED GA, joined the Rubicon team as the Organics Recycling expert in October, 2015. Prior to implementing and managing organics recycling programs at Rubicon, Ryan worked at GreenBlue, where he was a Project Associate for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). In this role, he administered an EPA sustainable materials management grant project called Scaling Up Composting in the Charlotte Region. He worked with the Carolina Panthers, IKEA, YMCA, and others to develop organics recycling programs. In addition to working on this project, he also worked with the City of Charlottesville, VA, on a pilot residential composting program. Ryan received his Master of Science in Regenerative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where his thesis focused on municipal anaerobic digestion and composting. He worked with the City of Asheville, NC, on a feasibility study for curbside organics collection. Before that, he established a state permitted compost facility in North Carolina. Ryan has written for BioCycle Magazine and currently holds a position on the Membership Committee of the US Composting Council.