Anthony Zolezzi is an industry expert, accomplished author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Greenopolis, a subsidiary of Waste Management that rewards consumers for recycling, dedicated to helping companies become more profitable by promoting the well-being of both the planet and its inhabitants.
His entrepreneurial experience includes having co-founded such socially conscious ventures as Pet Promise pet food and Code Blue Recycling (now Greenopolis) and having conceived, created and co-founded the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. chain. Zolezzi is also the author of "Uncharted Waters," and co-author of five other books, including "Chemical-Free Kids" and "Chemical-Free Kids: The Organic Sequel."
He was formerly a board chairman of the Organic Center for Education and Promotion and a board member of Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by providing essential nutrients to infants and children under five.
The obesity epidemic in this country is causing any number of serious health and economic problems -- but there may also be serious environmental problems associated with our waist-management failures.