Managing Waste and Recycling – How Can New York City Achieve its Targets?

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 1:30pm - 4:00pm EST/ Streamed Panel Discussion 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET /11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT/ 8:00pm - 9:30pm (Paris-Brussels)

Meeting in New York

 

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New York City has set an aggressive target of doubling the City’s recycling rate by 2017. The goal put forth by Mayor Bloomberg is to divert the amount of waste to landfill by 30%, including 50,000 tons of plastic, which should save taxpayers at least $60 million.
 
In May 2013, Agrion members in San Francisco convened to discuss What Works and What Doesn’t in Waste and Recycling Practices. Jack Macy, the Senior Commercial Zero Waste Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment, presented San Francisco’s waste goals and how they achieved 75% diversion by 2010 and plan to get to zero waste to landfill or incineration by 2020. The conversation will now move to New York to explore some best practices in waste management and identify some of the major challenges to increasing recycling rates and reducing waste throughout the city.
 
 
Achieving zero waste encompasses upstream and downstream waste, and everything from product design, to retail, producer and consumer responsibility, and local policies and incentives.
  • What are the policies put in place in New York City that will support the goal of doubling recycling rates?
  • What are of the main infrastructure or challenges to reduce and manage waste locally?
  • Behavior is a major component in ensuring the success of recycling programs, what are the education and outreach plans for New York?
 
As companies start to think about the impact of their products and activities, consumer goods manufacturers have set waste reduction goals, take back programs for their products and started thinking about end of life reusability. Additionally, large facilities, building owners and property managers have implemented programs to manage waste and get a better hold of what they are sending to landfill.
  • What is the role of the private sector in reducing waste to landfill and ensuring better recyclability of their products?
  • What are some best waste management practices in product manufacturing and at large facilities?
  • Minimizing material use throughout a product’s lifecycle can also be a source of savings, how do the economics play out?
 
 
 
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Attendees list
49 people will attend this meeting, among them
Will attend in person Via streaming
NYC Parks & Recreation
Deputy Chief Citywide Operations
Oracle
Strategy Manager
OCDE
senior policy analyst
Gaia
Associate
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Senior Manager, Sustainable Development
Young Professionals in Energ
Board Member
carbon war room
development director
Paramus Cartridge World
Owner
AECOM
Environmental Engineer/Waste-to-Energy Technical Lead
GCA Savvian
VP
TOMI OTEE
President
The Monarco Group
Waste 2 Energy Solutions
Columbia University
Directror, Center for Life Cycle Analysis
AECOM
Technical Leader, Sustainability
Sustainable Waste Power Syst
CTO/Chief Engineer
Energistics LLC
Managing Director
Energy Solutions Forum
Co-Founder, Business Development
Dept. of Sanitation
Deputy Commissioner for Recycling & Sustainability
GMCR
Env Sustainability Engineer
Planet Aid
Operations Manager
GrowNYC
Director, Recycling Office
Global Foundation for Democr
Environmental Programs Coordinator
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Vice President
Verizon
Project Manager
ASolar, Inc.
Managing Partner
miracle office solutions, ll
President
The Dannon Company
Senior Manager, Sustainable Development
Marcalus Management
Managing Director
JetBlue
Head of Sustainability
AHAM
VP State Government Affairs
GrowNYC
Staten Island Recycling Outreach Coordinator
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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Senior Associate
PepsiCo
Associate Principal Engineer
GrowNYC
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Sims Municipal Recycling (SM
General Manager
National Bulb Recycling
Chairman
GreenPath Sustainability Con
President
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton
Consultant
NYC WasteMatch
Program Manager
Center for Materials Reuse
Director of Operations
GrowNYC
Assistant Director, Office of Recycling Outreach and Education
Stanley Schlein
President
GrowNYC
Manhattan Recycling Outreach Coordinator
NATH Sustainable Solutions
Managing Director
AEO
Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Responsibility
City University of New York
Senior Chemical Engineer
Metro Wood Group
Assistant to the Managing Director/Sales
Taiwan Green Trade Project O
North America Marketing Consultant
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Speakers
Robert Coleman
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Senior Manager, Sustainable Development
Ron Gonen
Dept. of Sanitation
Deputy Commissioner for Recycling & Sustainability
Tom Outerbridge
Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR)
General Manager
Moderators
David Refkin
GreenPath Sustainability Consultants
President