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Mick Barry, NRC Vice President

M2B2, LLC | Read More About Mick 

Mick Barry is serving his third term on the National Recycling Coalition Board and continues to share his extensive knowledge and experience with the NRC network.

Mick has been involved in the recycling industry since the early 1990’s when he co-founded the Mid-America Recycling Company (sold to Greenstar Recycling in 2007). He formed M2B2, LLC in 2010 when he officially retired from Greenstar and currently manages the company’s recycling partnership with WalMart.

He has worked extensively to create and lead state-level recycling organizations in his roles as co-founder and president of the Iowa Recycling Association in addition to serving two terms on the Colorado Association for Recycling Board of Directors. Mick helped to develop the Recycling Organizations Council (ROC) and served as ROC Chair for one year. He also assisted in the founding of the Recycling Organizations of North America (RONA) and served on both RONA and NRC Boards throughout the unification process.

In his spare time Mick, plays water polo for the US Masters National Team, pans for gold, white water rafts and hikes in Colorado.

 

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Gary Bilbro

NewGreen Consulting, LLC | Read More About Gary 

Mr. Bilbro has over 20 years of IT Consulting experience as owner of G.B. & Associates.  He worked with such clients as General Electric, Norfolk Southern, Wachovia, American Express, Coca-Cola, RJ Reynolds and many more.  He turned his focus towards Waste and Recycling in 2002 while building a successful waste hauling business specializing in roll-off and front-load services.  Upon the sale of that business, Mr. Bilbro began a Construction & Demolition and Organics recycling company that specialized in high rates of landfill diversion.  He currently co-owns a Consulting business with his wife of 32 years (Holly), with his focus being on environmental, waste and recycling consulting.  His client base includes C&D Recyclers, Single-Stream MRF’s, Composting companies, Haulers, Recycling Equipment Manufacturers and a few municipalities.

Mr. Bilbro has served on the Board of Directors for the Carolina Recycling Association as Treasurer and as interim Executive Director.  He was a founding Board Member for “RONA”, Recycling Organizations of North America.  And he now sits on the Board of Directors for the “NRC”, National Recycling Coalition.  He is Co-Chair of the Fund Development Committee and the Recycling Jobs Task Force.

Mr. Bilbro lives in North Carolina, enjoys reading, walking, Golf and writing.  He is close to publishing his first book entitled “How Recycling Changed the World”.

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Maggie Clarke

Maggie Clarke Environmental | Read More About Maggie  


Maggie Clarke is a partner in Beyond Waste Solutions, a partnership which implements zero waste in communities, and has been one of the leaders in waste prevention advocacy in New York City since the late 1980s.  She has been an educator and researcher in environmental science and zero waste practices for over 20 years, a professional in solid waste management for over 30 years.

Maggie is the Vice Chair of the Air & Waste Management Association’s Division on Municipal and Medical Waste Management, a Fellow in that association, also having organized and peer reviewed many sessions.  She is on the Board of the National Recycling Coalition and the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling.  She was chair and vice chair of the Manhattan Citizens’ Solid Waste Advisory Board, and served for many years as Chair of the waste prevention committee then of its successor, the NYC Waste Prevention Coalition. She has authored numerous articles and conducted research in various aspects of zero waste, including understanding and increasing recycling participation and measuring impacts on climate change.  Her doctoral dissertation was on environmental shopping in New York City.

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Susan Collins

Container Recycling Institute | Read More About Susan  

 

Ms. Collins is the President for the Container Recycling Institute and has worked exclusively on recycling and sustainability issues for over 20 years.  Ms. Collins leads research projects for the Container Recycling Institute and works with environmental organizations, activists and state and federal governments throughout the United States and around the world to educate the public on the benefits of container and packaging recycling and materials management.

While a consultant, she assisted over 80 public agencies with their solid waste and recycling programs. She served on four CIWMB (state-wide) advisory groups, and has guest-lectured at three California Universities. Ms. Collins is currently a board member of the National Recycling Coalition. Ms. Collins previously served on the Board of the California Resource Recovery Association for nine years, and is now a senior advisor to that organization. She received the CRRA Service Award in 2009. Ms. Collins co-teaches a course in Extended Producer Responsibility through the CRRA training and certification program.

She holds degrees in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University and Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

 

 

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Jeff Cooper, NRC Board Chair

Ciotti Enterprises | Read More About Jeff  

Jeff Cooper has been actively involved in the solid waste industry for over 20 years working in both the public and private sectors. He currently serves as chairman of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) board of directors.

Mr. Cooper has worked in various areas of the solid waste management industry beginning his career working with Waste Management in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Sales Manager/Major Accounts. He was then employed by Allied Waste in Chicago as District Sales Manager before moving to Syracuse, New York to work for Capital Environmental. When Waste Management acquired Capital Environmental, Jeff shifted his career to work in the public sector with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency where he helped to develop business-recycling outreach and eventually managed the agency’s composting facilities. Prior to moving back to the private sector Jeff held the position of Assistant Director of Transfer Operations. Jeff currently manages a family owned company that provides roll off, dump truck, dump trailer, and demolition services by the name of Ciotti Enterprises in Syracuse, New York.

Highlights of Cooper’s extensive experience in the recycling community include numerous presentations at the Federation of New York Solid Waste and Recycling Associations annual conference as well as NRC’s annual Congress.  He is an active member of the New York Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3) and has served as Chapter Chairperson for Region 7 of New York State. He also sat on the NYSAR3 Board of Directors including terms as President and Treasurer. Cooper was asked to be a member of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Solid Waste Advisory Group and helped New York write its new 20-year comprehensive solid waste management plan.
A graduate of Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana Jeff Cooper is currently enrolled in Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Administration working on his Masters in Public Administration. Jeff has two children and currently resides in Central New York.

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John Frederick

Intermunicipal Relations Committee COG | Read More About John  

John Frederick is executive director of the council of governments that oversees recycling, composting and other related sustainability programs in the greater Altoona, PA area.  He also serves as chair of the National Certification Standards Board of NRC.  His two stints with the IRC COG were sandwiched around eleven years as executive director of the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania. He had been active on NRC’s Recycling Organization Council and helped with the initial work on professional training standards.

John has also written extensively on recycling and other environmental issues, including a regular newspaper column in Altoona. He began his professional career as a high school Earth and Environmental Science teacher after graduating with honors from Penn State’s Geography program. In what little spare time he has left, he still enjoys seeing the diverse and beautiful Pennsylvania geography from the saddle of his bicycle. 

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Jack DeBell

University of Colorado Recycling Services | Read More About Jack  

Jack DeBell has served the University of Colorado’s recycling program as a State employee for thirty years.  His accomplishments include teaching a certification and internship program for students interested in recycling careers, publishing a Decision Makers Guide to Recycling, and advancing C.U.’s zero waste plan.  He was recognized with the University’s highest staff honor, the Robert Sterns Award, in 1997.

With Mr. DeBell’s assistance, C.U. Recycling has gained widespread recognition from groups including including the Colorado Association for Recycling, the EPA, the Federal Environmental Executive, Dell Computer, the American Forest and Paper Association, and the Sierra Club.

He was elected to the National Recycling Coalition’s Board of Directors in 1991 and helped co-found the College and University Recycling Council.  His recent re-appointed to the Board enables new collaboration among higher education and the sustainable resource management industry through applied research, scholarships, training, and career placement.

 

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Marjie Griek, NRC Executive Committee At-Large

Colorado Association for Recycling | Read More About Marjie  

Marjorie Griek has been the Executive Director of the Colorado Association for Recycling since 2002. Ms. Griek’s experience is based on extensive work with local governments and non-profit organizations to improve diversion programs, to foster new recycling businesses and to bridge the gaps between public and private stakeholders. In addition to her other duties of outreach and conference planning, she has worked as the Public Policy Coordinator, providing policy direction, research, and data to help draft legislation, and information to help stakeholders manage and integrate consequences of legislation.

She is Past Chair of the National Recycling Coalition Recycling Organization Council, Founding Member of the Recycling Organizations of North America and current board member of the National Recycling Coalition. She is a graduate of the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training, an organization devoted to developing leadership skills and expanded knowledge of state operations and issues. Ms. Griek was hired as the Resource Recovery Director for the Democratic National Convention Host Committee Greening Team and successfully coordinated efforts to make the DNC ‘the greenest ever’.

As her schedule with CAFR allows, Ms. Griek does volunteer work with an international aid organization, ACDI/VOCA, helping to create jobs and increase recycling in developing areas of the world. Additionally, she has assisted on numerous private consulting projects, developing Integrated Waste Management Plans for communities around Colorado. She most recently completed the State of Wyoming Recycling Study for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality with LBA Associates and a small team of consultants.

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Dan Hagan

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Jim Hanna

Starbucks Coffee Company | Read More About Jim  

Jim Hanna joined Starbucks Coffee Company in November 2005, leading the company’s initiatives to minimize its environmental footprint through green building, energy conservation, international procurement, waste minimization and collaboration with partner corporations and NGOs. Prior to Starbucks, he served as Director of Environmental Affairs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone National Park. In the position, Jim oversaw Xanterra’s many progressive environmental initiatives in its operations as the primary concessionaire in the park, including an ISO 14001-certified Environmental Management System. A native of Olympia, Washington, Jim earned a BS in Environmental Sciences from Washington State University and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED-accredited professional.

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Brian Hawkinson

American Forest & Paper Association | Read More About Brian  

Brian P. Hawkinson is executive director, Recovered Fiber, at the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). In this capacity, he manages issues, programs and policies around paper recycling for the industry.

Prior to joining AF&PA, Mr. Hawkinson was principal of the Hawkinson Group LLC, which provides strategic counsel and services in the areas of issues management, advocacy and strategic communications that create competitive advantage in the political marketplace.

Before forming his consulting firm in 2009, Mr. Hawkinson served as senior vice president of DDC Advocacy, an integrated public affairs strategy, technology and communications firm. There, he led DDC’s efforts to help clients build political involvement programs that enabled them to engage stakeholders and achieve tangible results on legislative and regulatory priorities. Mr. Hawkinson’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, major trade associations and advocacy groups.

Mr. Hawkinson joined DDC after spending 11 years as director of Management Consulting at the Public Affairs Council. There, he led all consulting projects for senior public affairs managers, as well as conducted best practices benchmarking projects. Concurrently, he served as executive director of the Foundation for Public Affairs, the research and education affiliate of the Public Affairs Council.

Prior to his time with the Public Affairs Council, Mr. Hawkinson was director of National Corporate Relations at the United Way of America, the national trade and professional association for local United Way organizations. His role focused on managing United Way’s relationships with Fortune 500 companies, developing corporate community involvement programs and advocating on behalf of members in corporate charitable giving decisions.

His professional experience also includes work in the financial services and oil and gas industries, as well as military service as a Field Artillery officer in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

Mr. Hawkinson is an adjunct faculty member of The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, where he teaches a course on Issues Management.

A native Texan, Mr. Hawkinson holds an MBA from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, and a BBA from James Madison University. He and his wife Deborah have two grown children and reside in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

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Bob Hollis

The Mobius Network | Read More About Bob  

Bob Hollis is the founder of The Mobius Network, a progressive technology services provider that applies free and open source software solutions to help organizations with a public benefit mission achieve their objectives.  His clients include numerous environmental groups, non-profits, and public agencies.

Prior to founding The Mobius Network, Mr. Hollis owned and operated a Chicago based executive recruiting firm specializing in metals, manufacturing, technology, and environmental management positions.  He continues to develop and operate numerous environmental job boards including RecyclingJobs.com.  His professional career includes more than two decades of management experience with organizations ranging from start-ups to fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Hollis has served as a board member or business and technology advisor to a variety of environmental organizations including the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA), California Integrated Waste Management Board, Rock the Earth, Earth Island Institute, National Recycling Coalition, Recycling Organizations of North America, California Sustainable Business Council, Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI), and Universal Remediation, an award winning oil spill clean-up company based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the recipient of the 2010 CRRA Service Award, 2010 Keep California Beautiful Volunteer of the Year Award, and multiple Carlson Learning Company Gold Consultant Awards.  Mr. Hollis has served as a non-partisan elected public official in El Dorado County, CA, and as a Hearing Board Member for the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District.

Mr. Hollis has presented on subjects related to business, technology, and the environment at numerous events on behalf of environmental organizations including the California Resource Recovery Assocation, The Northern California Recycling Association, and the US EPA Science and Technology Council. His educational background includes a BS in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, a graduate business and liberal arts education at the University of Chicago, graduate studies in Environmental Management at Harvard University, and continuing studies in Information Technology at Stanford University.

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Mark Lichtenstein, NRC President

 Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse University | Read More About Mark   

Mark Lichtenstein is serving a fifth term as the president of the National Recycling Coalition; previously he was president during the 1990s. He also leads a sustainability center at Syracuse University. In addition to promoting the need for a sustainable materials management (SMM) paradigm shift across the US, he is doing SMM work in Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico. On behalf of the US EPA, he is facilitating the Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Recycling Partnerships. Prior to his current roles, he led a regional recycling and solid waste management program in New York State. He was a co-founder and the first chair of the [State] Recycling Organizations National Council (ROC), and president of the New York State recycling organization (NYSAR3). He has worked in New Orleans on deconstruction projects and is now engaged with trying to build a deconstruction industry in Upstate New York. Mark was a commercial construction foreman, heavy equipment operator, and built his own home on the shores of Lake Ontario. He is a member of the prestigious National Roster of Environmental Conflict Professionals, and holds degrees from Syracuse University and the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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Gary Liss, NRC Executive Committee At-Large

Gary Liss & Associates |

Gary Liss has over 40 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling field.  Mr. Liss is President of his own consulting firm, Gary Liss & Associates.  Mr. Liss is a leading advocate of Zero Waste and has helped more communities develop Zero Waste plans than anyone else in the U.S.

Mr. Liss is Vice-President of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council,  helped develop the USZWBC Certification Program and participated in USZWBC’s audit of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company as the first Platinum Certified Zero Waste Business using the USZWBC Scorecard. He is a Boardmember of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) and Chair of ZWIA’s Zero Waste Certification Committee.  He is assisting Underwriters Laboratories develop a Zero Waste Standard for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Mr. Liss was a founder and past President of the National Recycling Coalition and a current Boardmember. He was a founder and Boardmember of the Recycling Organizations of North America (RONA), the GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) and the Zero Waste Brain Trust. In 2005, Mr. Liss went through extensive training with Gunter Pauli in the Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives and is a Certified ZERI System Designer. He served on Council in his hometown of Loomis, CA and was Mayor in 2010. He has a Master in Public Administration degree from Rutgers University and Bachelor in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering major) from Tufts University.

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Stephen London

ReCommunity | Read More About Stephen    

Stephen London is the Marketing Director for ReCommunity.  He joined ReCommunity in July of 2011 and is responsible for designing and executing the company’s marketing strategy.  Prior to joining ReCommunity, Stephen was a business development and marketing specialist, founding or developing four different startup healthcare companies from 2007-2011 (most notably Clinically Home and MX.com).  Prior to his entrepreneurial work, Stephen was a strategy consultant working for IMS Health in New York.  Stephen holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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Fran McPoland, NRC Executive Committee At-Large

Paper Recycling Coalition & 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance | Read More About Fran    

Fran McPoland has 30 years of Washington experience in the environmental arena. Currently she represents the 100% recycled paperboard and containerboard industry as a principal in the firm Colling, Swift and Hynes, a Washington, DC based lobbying firm. She maintains an active presence on Capitol Hill and with Federal agencies to encourage decision makers to act on behalf of the recycled paper industry.

In 1994 Fran was appointed by President Clinton as the nation’s first Federal Environmental Executive and was responsible for all the recycling, waste prevention, and buy-recycled programs in the federal government. With her expertise in federal procurement practices, in 1998, she was also appointed by the President to Chair the White House Task Force on Greening the Government through Waste Prevention, Recycling and Federal Acquisition.

In addition these responsibilities, Ms. McPoland led the implementation of the Presidential “Memorandum on Economically and Environmentally Beneficial Landscape Practices”.

Ms. McPoland was one of the founders of America Recycles Day and served on the Board of Directors for five years. For over twenty years she has been an active member of the National Recycling Coalition and has twice been elected to serve on the Board of Directors.

Fran served on Capitol Hill as a Senior Legislative Assistant on environmental issues for Congressman Esteban Torres (D-CA). While working for Congressman Torres, she was instrumental in the development of four market-incentives legislative initiatives for recycled content products. This approach attempted to solve the collection and market problems for ‘orphan’ commodities such as oil, tires and lead acid batteries. Before that she was an Environmental Legislative Assistant to Congressman Dick Ottinger (D-NY).

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Jeff Miller

Communications Consultant | Read More About Jeff  

Jeff Miller has been involved in recycling since his days in the early 1990’s when he was the Public Information Officer for Indianapolis’ Department of Public Works.  Since 2001, after having been Earth Day Indiana’s executive director for seven years, Jeff has dedicated himself to improving the environment.  In 2004 he received the Mayor’s Community Service Award.

In 2008, he was selected by the Governor’s Office to represent the environmental community on Indiana’s Recycling Market Development Board which awards grants and loans to companies wanting to start or expand their recycling businesses.  For the last ten years Jeff has served on the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Recycling Review Committee.  Having worked in law enforcement in Columbus, Ohio, in the last 1980’s, Jeff was asked and has also served on Indiana’s Environmental Crimes Task Force.

During his tenure as President of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) he orchestrated the defeat of Senate Bill 46 which tried to redefine recycling to include tire incineration. Because of Jeff’s fiscal discipline the IRC boasted year end surpluses during his three year tenure, moved the IRC headquarters to Indianapolis and oversaw the growth of the IRC from one ¾ time employee to 2 FTE, 2 interns and a part time accountant.

Born, raised and educated in Ann Arbor, Jeff earned a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan.  It was there that he met and married his wife of 30 years, Margot Van Dis.  Jeff’s first career path took him to New York City where in two separate stints he worked for ABC News’ Political Unit.

Last year Jeff received the IRC’s Exceptional Leadership and Service Award 2007-2010 and was selected by the NRC Board of Directors to serve a one year term. As one of the grassroots members of the Board, Jeff is pleased to serve on its Fund Development and Conference Committees.

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Michelle Minstrell, NRC Secretary

Waste Management Sustainability Services | Read More About Michelle  

Michelle Minstrell has over 15 years of professional experience in recycling and solid waste management in addition to more than 25 years of community involvement in recycling. Michelle grew up in the Seattle, Washington area, participating in a neighborhood recycling center before local curbside recycling programs were implemented. She earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington. Starting out as a construction laborer, Michelle has extensive knowledge and experience in construction waste recycling through professional positions such as municipal Construction Waste Recycling Specialist, C&D Recycling Consultant, and serving as the Carolina Recycling Association Green Building Council Chair volunteer for three years.

She has worked in the public sectors for town and county government landfill and recycling programs, run educational institution solid waste and recycling collection operations, assisted state recycling non-profit organizations at annual conferences, and worked for private sector haulers, recyclers, and consulting firms. Her professional experience spans the U.S. from Washington State to North Carolina, and Virginia, as well as surveying waste and recycling operations on visits to other countries such as Japan and Australia. Her expertise includes special recycling collection events, recyclable materials marketing, construction wastes, commercial and institutional wastes, universal or special wastes, collection crew training, transfer stations, and hauling operations.

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Meg Morris, NRC Vice President & Treasurer

Covanta | Read More About Meg  

Meg has been a strong proponent of recycling and integrated solid waste for over 20 years, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  She started her career first as an elected official placed in charge of developing a recycling program where none existed. That evolved into an appointed position as Executive Director of the Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority where she also was a co-founder of ERC’s Community Warehouse.  She currently serves as Vice President of Materials Management for Covanta Energy Corporation.

In addition to her current job, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Go Green Initiative, an innovative environmental education program endorsed by PTAs throughout the United States and the National Recycling Coalition, where she is Vice President/Treasurer. She continues to serve as the Chairman of the Federation of New York Solid Waste Management Associations and sits on the boards of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling and MassRecycle.  In her spare time, she is a member of the Cape Cod & Islands Red Cross Disaster Team.

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Michele Nestor, NRC Vice President

Nestor Resources, Inc. | Read More About Michele  

Michele Nestor has 30 years of management experience with over 25 years in the waste and recycling industry. She has served as the Principal and President of Nestor Resources, Inc., since 1996. Her prior positions have included Director of Project Management for a consulting engineering firm; Director of Environmental Compliance & Government Affairs, and Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing for two collection and processing companies.

From offices located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms. Nestor provides consulting, and project management services to a broad range of clients throughout the USA and Canada. Primarily, she focuses on long range strategic planning and the development of resource management systems for municipal government. Michele works with public and private operations to help improve their profitability through process evaluation, a realignment of rates and services, and an overall organizational restructuring. She designs and evaluates requests for proposals and bid specifications and helps to negotiate contracts for a variety of services.

Michele is known for her ability to successfully develop public/private partnerships and encourage private investment to achieve local goals.

Ms. Nestor is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center. She serves on the PADEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee and the Recycling Fund Advisory Committee. Michele is a member of the National Solid Waste Management Association and the Environmental Industries Women’s Council. Ms. Nestor is a member of the Keystone Chapter of SWANA, the Association of Ohio Recyclers and sits on the Board of Directors of PROP (Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania). She serves on the Steering Committee and helps to facilitate the Western Pennsylvania Sustainability Forum, which brings together regional recycling coordinators, regulatory agencies, non-profit groups, and members of the private sector.

Michele previously conducted research for the feasibility of a National Recycling Certification for the National Recycling Coalition. She was a contributor to NRC’s technical guidance publication “How to Advocate for Recycling with Local and State Decision Makers.” She also authored “The Pay as You Throw Primer for Pennsylvania Communities. A practical guide for the development of Variable Rate, Unit, or Volume Based Residential Collection Programs.” Since 1998, she has provided annual training seminars for NSWMA at Waste Expo. Michele has presented at the Waste & Recycling News Residential Recycling Conference, several NRC Congresses and Expos, as well as numerous other solid waste and recycling conferences.

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Maite Quinn

Sims Municipal Recycling/ Sims Metal Management | Read More About Maite  

Maite Quinn is the Manager of Business Development and Marketing at Sims Municipal Recycling. Sims Municipal Recycling is a division of Sims Metal Management, the largest Metal and Electronics recycler in the world. Sims Municipal Recycling has a 20 year curbside recycling contract with NYC to process all of their metal, glass and plastic and half of their paper. In addition Sims’ has a portion of Chicago’s recycling contract for hauling and processing.   Maite has over 17 years of experience in recycling and marketing. Prior to entering the world of recycling she was a documentary television producer and she produced over 40 hours of television for clients ranging from Nickelodeon, Discovery to CBS.   She has a BA in Journalism and an MBA from Baruch College.

 

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Julie Rhodes

Julie Rhodes Consulting

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Will Sagar

Southeast Recycling Development Council | Read More About Will    

Will Sagar is Executive Director with the Southeast Recycling Development Council.  He works from his home town of Brevard, North Carolina.

Will Sagar graduated from the University of North Carolina with a double major on Economics and Mathematics.  After selling the excavation business he built and operated for a decade, he was the Solid Waste Director for Transylvania County, NC for 16 years.  While there he started the recycling program, built the first lined landfill in Western North Carolina; implemented a Pay As You Throw program; established  a permanent Household Hazardous Waste collection;  and started an electronics recycling program.  Later with Henderson County, he started electronics collection and created a county energy accounting system.

Will is a Past President of the Board of Directors the Carolina Recycling Association.    For several years, he also chaired the Board of The Free Clinic of Transylvania County, which serves the medical needs of the uninsured.

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Lisa Skumatz

Skumatz Economic Research Associates & Econservation Institute

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Robin Wiener

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries