Juliette Spertus worked as a designer in Boston and New York before shifting her attention to infrastructure. After creating the Fast Trash exhibit she teamed up with Benjamin Miller to lead a series of research projects on the future of waste in New York City. In 2014, they founded ClosedLoops to develop innovative waste and freight infrastructure projects that would not be built otherwise.
Benjamin Miller is the senior research associate for Freight Programs at the University Transportation Research Center, Region II. A former director of policy planning for the New York City Department of Sanitation (where he was project manager and principal author of the City’s first Solid Waste Management Plan), he is the author of Fat of the Land: Garbage in New York, the Last 200 Years and numerous reports and articles on environmental policy issues.
Albert Mateu has designed and implemented pneumatic-collection and waste-management projects in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Israel, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, and the U.S for two of the leading manufacturers in the field. He has been directly involved in more than 50 automatic-collection projects now in operation, including co-authoring pneumatic master plans for Barcelona, Reus, and Terrassa. He has also focused on combining pneumatic collection with the recovery of bio-energy from organics. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from ETSEIB in Barcelona and an M.B.A. from the University of Barcelona.