2014 Annual Conference Program Re-Cap

The Road to Zero
Waste…What Lies Ahead

Program Slide Decks (PDF)

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

9:10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The Road to Zero
Waste: How Do We Adapt To A Changing Model?

Dylan de Thomas, Editorial
Director, Resource Recycling

Less is Less
Chaz Miller, Director
of Policy/Advocacy, National Waste & Recycling Association

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions

Recycling Markets

Paper & PlasticsBob Anderson, Regional Business Development Manager, Recommunity

Fannon, Business Development Manager, National Reclamation, Inc.

Abramowitz, VP of Government Affairs, Strategic Materials

Recycling Efforts
with Businesses and Multi-Family Dwellings: A Public and Private Approach

Marilyn Rybak, Section
Manager, Recycling Section, Prince George’s County

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Technical Sessions

Building Zero Waste
Communities: Dealing with Hard to Recycle Materials

Dan Matsch, Manager of Center for Hard to Recycle Materials,

Developing a Zero
Waste Implementation Plan
Stacy Demers, Project Manager, SCS

Eileen Kao, Chief, Waste Reduction & Recycling, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Bill Davidson,
Chief, Central Operations & Strategic Planning Section, Montgomery
County Department of Environmental Protection

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Road to Zero Waste:
Removing Organics from the Waste Stream

The State of Composting in the US: Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Food Scraps Innovations in North America: Brian Fuchs, North America Representative, W.L. Gore Associates
Prince George’s County Food Scraps Program: Adam Ortiz, Director, Prince George’s County
Department of Environmental Resources

Friday, June 20, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Waste in Practice

Laurette Hall, Environmental Manager, Waste Reduction Programs,
Mecklenburg County North Carolina

Ms. Hall noted that “zero waste” programs require progressive planning, practice,
political will, persistence and patience.  Join us to hear her describe
Mecklenburg County’s quest to achieve “zero waste” results without an actual
“zero waste” plan.  In its preparation, the
county conducted a study of 24 local government recycling and waste diversion
programs. Staff was seeking to identify program elements that offer successful
diversion of solid waste from landfills. Click
here for a copy of the study

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Road to Zero
Waste: Alternative Technologies

Harvey Gershman, President, Gershman,
Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Attracting and
Marketing Alternative Technologies to the Mid-Atlantic Area

Shawn Worster, Associate Vice President , Senior Professional Associate, HDR Engineering, Inc.