Andrew Firth, B.A.
Andrew Firth has been working with organizations to advance their sustainability goals since 2017. In his role as Program Manager at Mission Trail Waste Systems, one of the largest recycling and waste solutions companies in Silicon Valley, and his previous role at Republic Services, he worked with prominent technology companies including Paypal, Ebay, and Adobe to achieve tangible sustainability improvements in their operations. He was also responsible for launching the internal Environmental Programs Department at Mission Trail Waste.
Andrew received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), with a focus on corporate sustainability. He received an award for best senior thesis, which focused on the impact of China’s changing waste policies on US plastics recycling. At UCSB, Andrew managed the recycling collection staff, was instrumental in creating an on-campus store for used electronics and was a guest lecturer in the Environmental Studies Department.