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NRC Market Development Workshop at the 21st Annual Texas Recycling Summit

NRC Market Development Workshop at the 21st Annual Texas Recycling Summit

Register now to spend a day with NRC and STAR recycling professionals on October 7, 2019 in San Antonio, TX discussing what recycling market development means, what the plans are in TX to make recycling market development work, how it’s done from curbside to MRF to market, and ending with an interactive discussion focusing on best practices. You can also register for the Texas Recycling Summit on October 8-9 and continue the conversation during the rest of the event!


Sponsors – Act now to engage with a regional as well as national audience in relation to meaningful market development work that the NRC is promoting.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to join us at the Wyndham Hotel on the fabulous River Walk in San Antonio at the NRC Market Development Workshop in conjunction with STAR’s 30th anniversary.  As we all are experiencing, the importance of robust recycling markets cannot be understated. The demand for material is a driver of programs and volume security brings manufacturers to the table. At the event on October 7, leading national experts will build understanding about the nuts and bolts of the process, share success stories, data measurement and financing opportunities, and identify the alliances that will be necessary to close the loop on domestic recycled material markets. Be a part of the movement to secure demand for recycled material right here at home!

Background: The NRC hosted a series of regional workshops in 2018-2019 focused on local and regional recycling market development. Presentations and conversations helped participants within the targeted regions to reimagine and reanimate their efforts to attract and develop new opportunities for recycled commodities.  In 2019, the NRC hosted workshops in Albuquerque, NM on June 11 and New Orleans, LA on Aug 26, is currently hosting San Antonio, TX on Oct 7 with STAR along with plans for Chula Vista, CA with CRRA on Nov 13.

2019 NRC Market Development Workshop Agenda – DRAFT

9:00 am: Welcome, Jordan Fengel,, Executive Director State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (SSTAR))

9:05 am: EPA Moving Recycling Forward – Nathan Wittstruck, Economist,, EPA

9:20 am: Mini – Panel: Recycling Markets in Texas – Betsy Dorn, Circular Matters, moderator

• Jordan Fengel, Executive Director State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (SSTAR))

• Steve Shannon, STAR Business Council Chair

9:50 – 10:20 am: The Nuts and Bolts of Recycling Market Development — Betsy Dorn, Principal at Circular Matters

10:20 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 – 11:00 am: State Level Recycling Market Development — Chantal Fryer, Director of Recycling Market Development, South Carolina Dept. of Commerce and Juri Freeman, Resource Recycling Systems

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Marketability from the Curb to the MRF to Market: Public, Private and Industry Partnerships Panel Discussion

• Will Sagar, Executive Director, SERDC Moderator

• Josephine Valencia, Assistant Director, Solid Waste Management Department, City of San Antonio

• Scott Byrne, Circular Economy Expert, Tetra Pak

• Jerry Powell, retired Editor, Resource Recycling

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch

1:00 pm: Data Collection, Communication and Funding for Market Development

• Chris Ronson, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, Emerge Knowledge

•Alita Kane, Community Liaison, The Recycling Partnership

• Dave Yanke, President, Environmental Practice, NewGen Strategies & Solutions

2:00 pm: Break

2:15 pm: Group Facilitation – Juri Freeman, Resource Recycling Systems

• Tools to Use with Economic Developers

• Recycling Markets Matchmaking

• Buy Recycled

4:15 pm: Next Steps and Vision

4:30 pm: Adjourn

6:00 pm: NRC and STAR Co-Hosted Networking Reception and 2019 Summit Kickoff Event

Thanks to Our Generous Partners:




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