2022 NRC Congress Program

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Day 1 – Wednesday, November 9, 2022

NRC Welcome & Keynote
Bob Gedert – National Recycling Coalition
Nena Shaw – US Environmental Protection Agency
Alec Cooley – NRC Board & Conference Committee
11:50a SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT & BREAK A few words from ISRI, Balcones Resources, & Strategic Materials
  Community-based Reuse Strategies Matt Prindiville – Upstream
McKenna Morrigan – Seattle Public Utilities
Crystal Dreisbach – Don’t Waste Durham
  Building Future Regional Markets Through Collaboration Marissa Segundo – HDR
Amy Roth – Association of Oregon Recyclers
Mary Ann Remolador – Northeast Recycling Council
Matt Fletcher, EGLE – Michigan DEQ
  NRC Members Meeting Open to NRC Members & Guests
12:55p ☕️ BREAK  
State EPR for Packaging Policies
Peter Adrian – SWALCO
Bob Gedert – National Recycling Coalition
Judith Enck -Beyond Plastics
Martha Ainsworth – Sierra Club Zero Waste Team
1:50p SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT & BREAK A few words from Busch Systems & PaintCare
  Reuse, Repair & Share Economy Diane Cohen – Finger Lakes ReUse
Norm Ruttan – iWasteNot Systems
Laura Anthony -Zero Waste San Diego
Sue Beets-Atkinson – SBM Management Services
Elizabeth Chin Start – Start Consulting Group
  State Support for Market Development Projects Wayne Gjerde – MN Pollution Control Agency
Andrew Pieterse – Myplas USA
JoAnne Berkenkamp – MBOLD
Tamsin Ettefagh – PureCycle
  Best Practices & Investments in Recycling Leslie Lukacs – Zero Waste Sonoma
Ben Pedigo – Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Natalie Betts – Balcones Recycling
Neil Seldman – Zero Waste USA
  EPR for Packaging Legislation Marta Keane – IL Product Stewarship Council
Rachel Setzke – Eco-Cycle
Heidi Sanborn – National Stewardship Action Council
Kristine Kubat – Recycle Hawaii
2:55p ☕️ BREAK  
  Circular Economy Strategies MaryEllen Etienne – US Green Building Council
Ryan Smith – Recyclops
Garr Punnett – Rheaply
  Resource Recovery Parks Rick Anthony – Zero Waste USA
Steve Simmons – Gershman, Brickner, & Bratton
Ruth Abbe – Zero Waste USA
Baleigh Epperly – ReUse Corridor
  Best Practices for Addressing Contamination Alec Cooley – Busch Systems
Ann Gibbs – Skumatz Economic Research Associates
  Organics & Soil Health Martie Solomon – City of Chula Vista
Anthony Myint – Zero Foodprint
Darek Trowbridge – Soil Carbon Management Company
4:00p 🎉 PartyTRAC Virtual Networking Event with Sponsors & Games
5:00p 👋 END OF DAY 1  

Day 2 – Thursday, November 10, 2022

NRC Welcome
Chemical Recycling Policies
Bob Gedert – National Recycling Coalition
Jay Basset – NRC Board Member
Komie Jain – Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries
Jamie Kaminski -Zero Waste Canada
Leslie Lukas – NRC Board & Conference Committee
11:30a Murray J. Fox Scholarships & NRC Awards Bob Gedert – National Recycling Coalition
Jack DeBell – debellP3 LLC
Lisa Skumatz – Skumatz Economic Research Associates
11:55a SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT & BREAK Exciting Announcement from Re-TRAC Connect
  Innovative Solutions in Technology Matt Hittle – Ohio EPA
Chris Ronson – Re-TRAC Connect
Judi Gregory – Go2Zero Strategies
Zane Harvey – SMART Compliance, Inc.
Bob Hollis -SMART Compliance, Inc.
  Recycling is Infrastructure Too Campaign Brenda Platt – Institute for Local Self Reliance
Gary Liss – Zero Waste Associates
Bob Gedert – National Recycling Coalition
Jay Basset – Lifecycle Building Center Board Member
  Best Practices in Organics Policies Chris Sparnicht – Zero Waste USA
Heather Trim – Zero Waste Washington
Rick Anthony – Zero Waste USA
Lisa Skumatz – Skumatz Economic Research Associates
  🎓 CURC College & University Recycling
Coalition Workshop Keynote
Corey Berman – University of Vermont
Leana Houser – Johns Hopkins University
Jack DeBell – debellP3 LLC
G.L. Genco – Generation Conscious + students
12:55p ☕️ BREAK  
1:00p 🎉 Lunchtime PartyTRAC with Hot Topic Tables Exporting Harm – Race to Zero Waste
• Zero Waste – Zero Waste USA
• Workforce Development & Minority Communities – ISRI

• Circular Economy & Recycling – Rheaply
• Bin Design Specs – Busch Systems
• Measurement & Data – Re-TRAC Connect
• 100 3R Policies – Zero Waste Associates
• NRC’s Draft Strategic Plan – National Recycling Coalition

• Education & Outreach – Maggie Clark
• Meet Your Intern – NRC’s Campus Council
  🎓 CURC Collegiate & Government Partnerships  Leah Ceperley – University of Dayton
Leana Houser – Johns Hopkins University
Cara Murray – Baltimore Dept. of Public Works
Ava Richardson – Baltimore City Dept. of Planning
  Container Deposit Best Practices Dan Leif – Resource Recycling Magazine
Scott Breen – Can Manufacturers Institute
Susan Collins – Container Recycling Institute
  Making Progress on Multi-Family Recycling Cynthia Vant Hul – Mariposa Eco Consulting
Aryeh Alex – City of Columbus
Matt James – The Recycling Partnership
Evan Novell – City of Orlando
  Best Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Arley Owens – Earth Team Green
Sophia Huda – NRC JEDI Council
Mary McClellan – Carolinas Recycling Association
Tracie Bills – California Resource Recovery Association
Julia Au – Northern California Recycling Association
  🎓 CURC Collegiate & Commercial Sector Partnerships  Jamey Pavey – Earlham College
Jennifer Maxwell – Appalachian State University
Chandler Cummins – Advanced Composting Technologies
2:45p ☕️ CASUAL NETWORKING BREAK Meet Me in a Zoom Room – Informal Small Room Networking
Pick a breakout, introduce yourself, relax and chat – this is not a facilitated break, but just a place to meet up with other folks with similar interests:
• Biz Recycling
• Community Recycling
• Organics
• NRC Reunion
  Tackling Single Use Products Graham Hamilton – Break Free from Plastics
Jan Dell – The Last Beach Cleanup
Nick Lapas – Californians Against Waste
  Outreach to Underserved Communities Sophia Huda – NRC JEDI Council
Berenice Garcia Tellez – City & County of Denver
Keysha Burton – The Recycling Partnership
Guisela Latorre – Ohio State University
  🎓 CURC Collegiate & Nonprofit Partnerships  Franklyn Cantor – University of the Arts
Heather Trim – Zero Waste Washington
Rebuilding Public Confidence in Recycling
Alec Cooley – Busch Systems
Elizabeth Schussler – The Recycling Partnership
Chaz Miller – Miller Recycling Associates
Wes Schultz – California State University
Daniel Weston – WA State Dept. of Ecology
  🎓 CURC Breakout Roundtable Topical Session Waste in Labs
Choose Your Own Waste Adventure
Vendor Contracts
Pesky Material Streams
(Re)Launching a Waste Diversion Program
5:00p 👋 END OF DAY 2  

Sponsors 2022


Collaborating Organizations


NRC 2023 Platinum GuideStart Rating

National Recycling Coalition
Box 314, 1151 Eagle Drive
Loveland, CO 80537

Physical Address:
National Recycling Coalition
1151 Eagle Drive
Loveland, CO 80537


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