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SMM Dialogs

The National Recycling Coalition has designed Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Dialogs around the Country. Each workshops has an expert line-up of presenters, followed by a discussion among attendees about how to take SMM principles and turn them into action.

2016 SMM Dialogs:

Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) in Atlanta, GA.


  • Gary Liss, Co-Chair, NRC SMM Committee highlighting NRC SMM Strategy and Moderator
  • Cheryl Coleman, USEPA addressing what is SMM and Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs)
  • Katie Wallace, New Belgium Brewing Co. as a model SMM Business leader addressing what they are doing on sustainability in general, SMM, LCAs, Resource Management, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy and Zero Waste
  • Gloria Hardagree, Georgia Recycling Coalition on Recyclers+ (reuse, recycling, composting and related professionals) at the table with manufacturers and product designers to redesign products and packaging.

Goals for SERDC Dialog
Gary Liss – PowerPoint Presentation
Cheryl Coleman – PowerPoint Presentation
Katie Wallace – PowerPoint Presentation
Gloria Hardagree – PowerPoint Presentation


Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) in Grand Junction, CO.


  • Michele Wagner, Carton Council
  • Sarah Martinez, EcoProducts
  • Stacy Katz, Waste Management
  • Megan Jorgensen, Snooze an AM Eatery
  • Jack Buffington, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Michele Wagner – PowerPoint Presentation
Sarah Martinez – PowerPoint Presentation
Stacy Katz – PowerPoint Presentation
Megan Jorgensen – PowerPoint Presentation

Plenary Session: Sustainable Materials Management: Waste Management Gives Way to the Circular Economy
Speaker: Bob Gedert
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