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Spring 2017 Presentations

Spring 2017 Conference Agenda & Presentations

Full Speed Ahead

March 15 - 16, 2017 - Burlington, Vermont

Conference Agenda



Importance of Partnerships for Sustainable Materials Management Bridget Croke, Closed Loop Fund

Practical Implications of Packaging Design on MRF Operations

Sarah Reeves, Chittenden Solid Waste District
Recycling for Zero Waste
Alex Danovitch, Eureka Recycling
Packaging and Impacts on Recycling  Derrick Lawrence, Seventh Generation
Designing Packaging for Compostability Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
ISRI’s New Inbound Mixed Recyclable Specifications 

Jonathon Levy,  ISRI

Cleaning up the Recycling Stream

Janice Paré, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Single Stream Recycling_One Size Doesn't Fit All Cynthia Mitchell, Senior Project Manager, MSW Consultants & Joanne Shafer, Deputy Director/Recycling Coordinator, Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority
Recycling Education and Quality Control Gunther Wellenstein, City of Lowell, Massachusetts 
Strategies for Combatting Contamination Lisa Wolff, ecomaine
Contamination Jennifer A. Heaton-Jones, Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority

Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Agreements with Municipal Entities

Ann Fordock, OCRRA
Electronics Recycling: Contracting for Success in an Unpredictable World Cindy Jessop, Sunnking, Inc.
Resource Management and Food Waste Krysten Desmond, Casella Waste Systems

Strategies for Communities with Mature Recycling & Composting Programs

Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates

Next Steps for High Performing  Communities: Lessons from the UK

Sarah Edwards, Eunomia

Pre-K thru 12 Sustainability Programs

Rhonda Mace, Chittenden Solid Waste District