Recycling Conference - Thursday, November 15, 2012
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Batter up! The Start-Up of C&D Recycling: Adapt, Invest, Transform
Moderator: Linda Jacobs, Economic Development Specialist, Empire State Development
Adapt – How LeChase has adapted business and onsite practices to incorporate C&D recycling
Speaker: Steve Beck, Chief Sustainability Officer, LeChase View Presentation
Invest – Triad Recycle and Energy investment in the industry via his start up of C&D processing
Speaker: John Hannon, Owner, Triad Recycle and Energy View Presentation
Transform – Opportunities to capture more C&D for recycling in NYS
Speaker: Brenda Griffin, Director, Construction and Demolition Resource Center
8:00 am - 9:30am
Green Procurement – For Greener Fields
Moderator: James Gilbert, Empire State Development
Learn what you can do to promote the purchasing and manufacturing of recycled-content and environmentally preferable products.
Beyond Recycling – Buy From a Sustainable Supplier
Speaker: Patricia Donohue, Senior Pollution Prevention Engineer, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute View Presentation
Proper Selection of Restroom Hand Drying Systems
Speaker: Danny McCoy, Vice President, Darman Manufacturing Co., Inc. View Presentation
Greening NYS Purchasing: Experience with Executive Orders 4 & 18
Speaker: Elizabeth E. Meer, Special Assistant for Pollution Prevention and Green Procurement, NYSDEC View Presentation
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Take it out of the Park - Public Space and Event Recycling
Moderator: Dianne Woske, Recycling Coordinator, Fulton County
The Public in Public Space Recycling
Failure is easy. Analyzing why it happened is not. We'll take a look at some notable public events to see what went wrong and how it can be corrected in the future.
Speaker: Lorinda Hill, Assistant to the Director of Plant Facilities, Rockland County Community College View Presentation
Solid Waste Management at Utica’s 35th Annual Boilermaker 15K Road Race and Events
Successful recycling and waste reduction can be attained at a major public event with a little planning and cooperation.
Speaker: Dave Lupinski, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority View Presentation
Monroe County EcoPark
This is a new permanent multi-use facility for education, & drop-off of many items (residential recycling, big stuff (barrels), oil, pharmaceuticals etc. (“the ultimate recycling facility”
Speaker: Tom Sinclair, Monroe County
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Mixed Rigid Plastics Recycling… Bat ‘em in!
Moderator: Michelle Bergkamp, Recycling Coordinator, Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
Current Landscape for Mixed Rigid Plastics Recycling
How are communities tackling the recycling of non-bottle mixed rigid plastics such as tubs, pots and pails, and what are the characteristics of successful programs? New research funded by the American Chemistry Council will explore MRF handling and sorting practices, outreach and promotion efforts, bale requirements, recovery barriers, end-use markets and much more invaluable information.
Speaker: Ali Briggs-Ungerer, Resource Recycling, Portland, OR View Presentation
Program Spotlight – Rigid Plastics Recycling
Recycling program spotlight on a successful community drop-off and collection system of rigid plastics in Broome County, New York.
Speaker: Debra Smith, Materials Recovery Manager, Broome County, NY View Presentation
MRF Perspective – Processing Mixed Rigid Plastics
Mixed rigid plastic requirements for receiving, sorting and processing at the Materials Recovery Facility. Discussion will also include market and material specifications.
Speaker: Kevin Sutton, Facility Manager, Recycle America’s MRF, Syracuse, NY
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Taking the Mystery Out of Eco-Labels: The New Uniforms
Moderator: John Halenar, Coordinator, NYSAR3 College Council
From the ubiquitous chasing arrows to the more recent use of terms such as "organic" or "biodegradable," labels designed to help consumers make environmentally sound choices can actually result in more confusion. A number of efforts are currently underway to change that and to make eco-labels clear, simple and understandable. Our plenary session will explore some of those efforts.
Speakers: Mary Ellen Mallia, Director, Environmental Sustainability, SUNY Albany View Presentation
David Brooks, Certification Manager, Biodegradable Products Institute View Presentation
Daniella Peacock, Project Associate, GreenBlue View Presentation