Resource Recycling 2015
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Resource Recycling 2015 Attendee List

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The list includes information for all registered attendees, including Name, Title, Company, Address and Phone Number.  As a company policy we do not include email addresses for our attendees.  We do not release the list in any other format besides pdf.

Speaker Presentations

Opening Keynote: Adam Minter

Junkyard Planet: the Past has Passed, and the Future is Actually More or Less Present. --Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Plenary Session I: Separation Anxiety: Indianapolis and the Dirty MRF Debate

--Moderator: Nat Egosi, RRT Design and Construction
--John Barth, Indianapolis City Council
--Myles Cohen, Pratt Industries
--Carey Hamilton, Indiana Recycling Coalition
--Scott Saunders, KW Plastics
--Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solutions
--Scott Holkeboer, Covanta Energy

Concurrent Session A: Can Producer Responsibility Work for Packaging?

--Moderator: Jerry Powell, Resource Recycling, Inc.

Lessons from the EU --Ursula Denison, "Der Grüne Punkt" (The Green Dot) – Duales System Deutschland

A Voluntary Approach --Michael Westerfield, Dart Container

A Practical Path Forward --Matt Prindiville, Upstream

The Producer's View --Laura Rowell, Sonoco

Concurrent Session B: Managing Municipal Organics, sponsored by BioCycle

State of the Union --Moderator / Speaker: Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Notes From the Trenches --Barb Eckstrom, Tompkins County (N.Y.) Solid Waste Management Division

Food Scraps: A Residential Success Story --Pete Chism, City of Portland, Ore. Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

Building Program Momentum --Liv Faris, C+C Public Relations & Social Media

What Happens Downstream --Jerry Bartlett, Bartlett Ventures and Cedar Grove Composting

Concurrent Session C: How Data Is Transforming Recycling

--Moderator / Speaker: Ted Siegler, DSM Environmental Services, Inc.

Generating a Generation Rate --Scott Mouw and Rob Taylor, North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach

Information Optimized --David Post, IBM Smarter Cities

Economic Impacts --Ron Vance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Concurrent Session D: Where MRFs and Markets Meet

--Moderator: Betsy Dorn, Reclay StewardEdge

A New World Order --Michael Timpane, Resource Recycling Systems

Plastics by the Numbers --Patty Moore, Moore Recycling Associates, Inc.

Keeping Recovered Paper Markets Clean --Bill Moore, Moore & Associates

The Broad Scope of Aluminum -- Matt Yount, Gottlieb, Inc.

Plenary II: Latest Updates from The Recycling Partnership

--Moderator/Speaker: Keefe Harrison, The Recycling Partnership

Quantity and Quality

--Kim Hynes, Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
--Rachel Mansell, City of Florence, Ala.
--Cody Marshall, The Recycling Partnership

Concurrent Session E: State Level Tools to Boost Local Programs

--Moderator: Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates

Informed and Inspired --Chris Ronson, Re-TRAC Connect

Move Forward in Multi-Family --McKenna Morrigan, Cascadia Consulting

Know Your Numbers --Abby Goldsmith, A Goldsmith Resources

Concurrent Session F: Tackling Contamination

--Moderator: Brenda Pulley, Keep America Beautiful

Understanding the Flow --Derric Brown, Evergreen Packaging and Carton Council

The Role of Mixed-Waste MRFs --Harvey Gershman, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Getting the Glass Out? --Susan Robinson, Waste Management

A Big Push in the Big Apple --Samantha MacBride, New York City Department of Sanitation

Plenary III: Updates from the Closed Loop Fund

Closed Loop Fund --Chris Ladd, Closed Loop Fund

Plenary IV: The Intersection of Recycling and Sustainability

--Moderator: Fran McPoland, National Recycling Coalition

SMM at the Local Level --Liz Resek, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Role of Recycling Managers --David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Building Blocks of Sustainability --Wes Sullens, StopWaste

2015 Conference Photos