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. Come spend an afternoon with your peers discussing what recycling market development means, what it takes to make recycling market development work, how it’s done, and lessons learned. 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 re-imagine and reanimate their efforts to attract and develop new opportunities for recycled commodities. Leading national experts will build understanding about the nuts and bolts of the process, share success stories, 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.

The Market Development Workshop at the RRC will take place on Monday, August 26th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. More information can be found here. The draft agenda for the workshop is as follows:

Welcome/Intros — Dave Keeling, National Recycling Coalition President and Steel Recycling Institute, Director of Recycling
Recycling Market Drivers — Betsy Dorn, Circular-Matters
State Recycling Market Development Highlights Panel
Chantal Fryer, Director of Recycling Market Development, South Carolina Dept. of Commerce,
Wayne Gjerde, Recycling Market Development Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,
Matt Flechter, Recycling Market Development Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Moderator, Marty Seaman, RRS
Hard to Recycle Plastic Markets Snapshot – Brian Gaughan, IntegriCo Composites
Group Discussion – Small group facilitated discussions to identify what recycling market needs are that NRC and its allies can assist with. Facilitation by Marissa Segundo, RRS
Discussion Harvest & Next Steps – Learn about the newest tools that NRC will be offering to facilitate market development across the U.S. Facilitation by Marissa Segundo, RRS
Networking to follow at the NRC/SRDC Welcome Reception

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