The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


CCP Staff

picture of Catherine WiltCatherine Wilt is the Director of the Center for Clean Products at the University of Tennessee, where she has worked since 1990. Ms. Wilt has significant research experience in identifying environmental, regulatory and business trends related to integrated product policy, pollution prevention, recycling, environmentally-preferable procurement, and waste management, as well as analysis of international, federal and state environmental regulations. Her past research has culminated in development of national and state policy and planning initiatives for pollution prevention and product stewardship. She has served as research coordinator and facilitator of key, national multi-stakeholder dialogues for product stewardship of specific products, including work with the electronics and carpet sectors She has been a frequent contributor to policy dialogues and frameworking by the Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development, the US EPA, and Environment Canada on producer responsibility and product stewardship trends.

Ms. Wilt has published widely on pollution prevention and sustainability issues in such publications as Environment, World Resource Review, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Environment and Development, Air and Waste and Resource Recycling. Ms. Wilt has a B.A. in Political Science and History and a Masters in Environmental Planning from the University of Tennessee; she is currently a candidate in the Erasmus University International Ph.D. Program in Industrial Ecology and Sustainability.

Ms. Wilt is a past President and Chair of the National Recycling Coalition. She is active in many local, state, and national environmental organizations.

Contact info:, 865.974.1915

Center for Clean Products
Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE)
311 Conference Center Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4134
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