David Allaway is a policy analyst in the Solid Waste Program of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. He serves as DEQ's technical specialist in solid waste prevention and is leading several projects to reduce waste generation and the environmental impacts of materials and waste in Oregon. David is the Solid Waste Programís lead staff on greenhouse gas, energy, and life cycle analysis related issues. He also works on projects related to household hazardous waste and is currently the lead government negotiator on a collaborative national project with the paint industry to evaluate life cycle impacts and full costs and benefits of management options for unwanted latex paint. Prior to joining DEQ, David was employed for over ten years at an environmental consulting firm where he served as project manager for solid waste planning, waste reduction, hazardous waste, and energy and water conservation projects throughout the United States. David has a B.A. in physics and a concentration in science, technology, and public policy from Carleton College, Minnesota.