Welcome to ASQ Austin

ASQ section 1414, located in Austin, TX, gives you an opportunity to

  • Network with Capitol area quality professionals
  • Participate in professional development events such as training classes and monthly meetings
  • Volunteer with the section’s initiatives within the community

Our FY 2016 year promises to be an exciting one with a fantastic line-up of guest speakers at our monthly meetings. So, we hope you will come out and join us.

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Zero Waste Conference – (06/1-4/16)

 Mike Harkins

ASQ members and others interested in reducing and managing our waste streams are invited to attend the fifth annual Zero Waste Business Conference to be held right here in Austin.

ASQ Senior Member, Certification Chair, and Past Chair, Mike Harkins will be a guest speaker and panel member.  The topic for this concurrent panel is “Taking Zero Waste to a Higher Level”.  Mike will discuss the use of quality tools and methodologies such as those used by practitioners of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma.  To learn more about the conference or to register, please see the website www.uszwbc.org.

“Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.”[*]

[*] Definition from the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA)

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