Annual Recycling Conference

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November 4-6, 2019

Otesaga Resort Hotel | Cooperstown, NY

Uploaded Image: /vs-uploads/conference_2018/Conference_Logo_800px.jpgToday's recycling professionals are facing unprecedented challenges, including vanishing markets, rapidly escalating costs and intractable contamination problems. Yet, these challenges can lead to innovative approaches in the sustainable materials management economy of the future. NYSAR3's annual conference will delve into how recycling professionals are dealing with the current challenges and exploring new ways forward.
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Monday, November 4
Pre-Conference Workshop: Product Stewardship

10:00am – 10:30am Registration & Coffee

10:30am – 11:00am Session: Welcome - EPR National Update

11:00pm – 12:15pm Session: Paint Stewardship - NYS Legislature Gives Green Light

12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm - 3:15pm Session: Packaging Extended Producer Responsibilty

3:15pm - 3:30pm Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm Session: Primary Batteries - Charging Up a New EPR Bill

4:30pm - 5:15pm Session: Household Hazardous Waste - The Next Frontier for EPR

5:15pm-5:30pm Session: NY's Drug Take Back Act - Next Steps for Implementation

7:30pm - 9:00pm ReCook Cafe Community Event

Tuesday, November 5
Annual Recycling Conference Day 1

7:30am – 8:30am Registration & Breakfast

7:30am – 10:00am Exhibitor Set-up

8:30am – 9:15am Keynote Session: Top Issues Facing Recycling and the Environment in NYS

9:15am – 10:45am Concurrent Sessions

10:45am – 11:15am Break in Exhibit Hall

11:15am – 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Sessions

3:00pm– 4:00pm Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00pm – 5:15pm Concurrent Sesssions

5:15pm – 6:00pm W4R Meeting (Women for Reduction, Reuse, Recycling and Rethinking)

6:00pm – 7:00pm Reception in Exhibit Hall

7:15pm Ommegang Brewery Social

Wednesday, November 6
Annual Recycling Conference Day 2

7:30am – 8:30am Registration & Breakfast

8:30am – 10:30am Plenary Session

10:30am – 11:30am Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:30am – 12:30pm Exhibitor Take-down

11:30am – 12:15pm Plenary Session

12:30pm – 2:00pm Luncheon - Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation

2:00pm – 3:30pm NYSAR3 Board of Directors Meeting