Textile Recovery in New York State - Wednesday, Nov. 5
Workshop Day Moderator – Andrew Radin, Director of Recycling & Waste Reduction, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency
Launching the Campaign
The campaign launch date is finally close at hand! This session will offer an update on the Committee’s progress over the summer, before diving into the “nuts and bolts” of how to launch the campaign in your community and utilize the new website and PR tools. The session will also include an overview of sample plans across the state. There will be time for community-specific questions.
Introduction and Update on the Campaign
Fallston Webinar – Campaign Guidance
This session will begin by closely examining the natural, energy and human resources involved in the life cycle of textiles, and digging deeper into the destiny of non-reusable textiles and the fiber products created with them. We will then investigate how to re-establish good community relations for textile recovery, including: addressing negative perceptions, working with municipal code issues, and discussing NYSAR3’s new Textile Bin Best Management Practices.
Recyclers’ Perspective: Markets and Material Processing
Recycling Conference & Trade Show: Beyond the Plateau - Thursday, Nov. 6
Welcome by Dave Lupinski, President, NYSAR3
The NYSAR3 Textile Reuse and Recycling Campaign is the first coordinated statewide effort of its kind in New York, and one of the most ambitious textile recovery plans in the country. This session will begin with a brief overview of the campaign and the website and PR tools for new arrivals. The main presentation will put NYSAR3‘s campaign in perspective regionally and nationally, from the point of view of a recycler whose company has been a part of our nation’s rich history of textile recovery for generations.
Moderator: Dan Rain, Recycling Coordinator, Town of Bethlehem and Chair of NYSAR3 Textile Reuse and Recycling Campaign
Brief Overview of the Campaign and Website
Textile Recovery in NYS and Nationwide
Speakers: Eric Stubin, Chairman, Council for Textile Recycling
Beyond the Plateau – Update on State Initiatives
What’s the outlook for environmental legislation in the upcoming NYS legislative session? How will it impact solid waste programs across the state? Get an inside legislative view from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Environmental Conservation Committee Member representing the 123rd District.
Moderator: Sal Ervolina, Director, Division of Materials Management, NYSDEC
Speaker: Donna Lupardo, Assemblywoman, NYS Assembly
Beyond the Plateau – New & Proposed Extended Producer Responsibility
Product Stewardship efforts continue to roll in New York State. Get an update on emerging developments focusing on alkaline batteries, and implementation of the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act.
Moderator: Andrew Radin, Director of Recycling and Waste Reduction, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency
It’s a Whole New Ballgame: Beyond the Plateau – New Materials
Recycling rates in NYS and throughout the US rose dramatically from about 10% in 1980 to 30% in 2000. Since that time, rates have remained fairly level, hovering around 32% of MSW generated. It’s time to send that number “out of the park” by considering other materials and how creative messaging can boost recycling rates.
Moderator: Kelli Driessen, Project Manager, Casella Organics
Carton Council’s Outreach Program
RAPP it Up and Hit a Home Run
Beyond the Curb: Successfully Managing the “Miscellaneous” Items
It’s a Whole New Ballgame: Beyond the Plateau – Messaging and Maximizing Recovery
Nearly plateaued recycling rates have raised awareness that much-needed boosts in recycling rates are not going to happen on their own. The right kind of collaboration and communication can increase your reach and impact. As traditional outreach struggles to compete with the constant chatter of modern media, finding ways to reach generators can be difficult. These presentations will highlight opportunities for connecting with your community to increase materials recovery through modern strategies including media, legislation, outreach and education.
Moderator: Michelle Bergkamp, Recycling Coordinator, Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
Smartening Your Outreach in the Digital Age
Vermont’s Legislative Approach to Maximizing Recovery
Making Recycling Work – Enhanced Facility Design & Education and Outreach
Reception in the Vendor Show & Reverse Fashion Show!!
Are you ready to get creative and show off how well you can upcycle textiles? Look in your closet, raid closets of your friends and family, look in your company’s lost and found box, or shop at your local thrift or consignment store. Think outside the rack and start some new trends.
Recycling Conference & Trade Show: Beyond the Plateau - Friday, Nov. 7
Polystyrene Bans vs. Recycling
Littered and discarded food service expanded polystyrene (EPS) is the bane of many environmentally minded citizens. New York City and Albany County recently passed EPS bans scheduled to go into effect in the coming months. This session will be a lively moderated debate between an advocate for banning food service EPS and a major manufacturer of EPS products with plenty of audience interaction.
Moderator: John Nicholson, President, EBC Canada
Recycling is the Way to Go
EPS Must be Banned!
Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Tips and Tools for Managing Food and Food Scraps
Food and food scraps continue to get attention as one of our most underutilized resources. New tips and tools are available to help municipalities implement a residential excess food reduction campaign. What can’t be reduced can be recycled locally. Community composting brings neighbors together and creates compost for local projects. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is gaining popularity with institutions and businesses who wish to work with local WWTPs to process their food scraps into energy and other products.
Moderator: Mary Schwarz, Extension Support Specialist, Cornell Waste Management Institute
Food Too Good to Waste: Tools for Reducing Wasted Food from Residences
Little League Power: Community Scale Composting Works
When Life Gives You Fruit Salad...Leveraging Existing AD and Conveyance Infrastructure to Promote Organics Diversion
Environmental Innovations from New York's Educational Institutions
NYSAR3 puts its money where its mouth is with two different grant programs to support environmental projects at educational institutions across the state. Our Green Schools Grant Program for K-12 schools has benefited more than 75 schools and school districts since it began in 2005. Last year, our first-ever College Council grant program saw five grants awarded to support innovative projects designed to help solve a recycling or waste management problem on campus. This session will take a look at both programs, but we'll zero in on the new College Council initiative with representatives of the five grant-recipient institutions describing the impact of the projects that the NYSAR3 grants supported.
Moderator: John Halenar, Coordinator, NYSAR3 College Council
Enhancing Athletic Event Recycling
Increased Diversion through Event Recycling
Building a Better Vermicomposting Bin
The University’s Office Composting Initiative
Speaker: Mary Alexis Leciejewski, Sustainability Program Assistant, SUNY Albany
Expanding the Campus TerraCycle Program
Buy Recycled – EPP
Creating and helping grow demand for products made from recycled materials and environmentally preferred materials is essential. The speakers in this session will talk about their experiences striving to create demand these products and inspire us to take action in our own work lives.
Moderator: James Gilbert, Board Member, NYSAR3
ISRI's Role in Supplying Quality Raw Materials to Industry
The Importance of Quality and Availability of Supply in Rubber Asphalt Paving
Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships in the Recycling Supply Chain
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