Media Expertise: Business, Climate Change & Environment
Areas of Interest: Corporate Social Responsibility, Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Impacts of Recycling, Sustainability.
Biography: Trevor Zink is an associate professor of management and sustainability and director of the University Honors Program at Loyola Marymount University. He earned his B.B.A. and MBA from Loyola Marymount University. He then attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as a UC Regents Special Fellow, where he earned his M.A. in economics and Ph.D. in environmental science and management. Trevor teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in business ethics and sustainability, environmental strategy, applied ethics and life cycle assessment.
Trevor Zink is an internationally recognized expert in life cycle assessment methodology, material end-of-life management and the circular economy. His research focus lies at the intersection of industrial ecology and economics. He is best known for his work questioning the environmental value of recycling and the circular economy.Trevor has published his work in top peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to speak at conferences worldwide. His findings have been featured in a variety of print and TV news outlets, and his expertise has been sought by state agencies, trade organizations, NGOs and private firms. Going forward, he looks to explore bigger questions about how to design economic systems that can survive the 21st century.