2018 Connecticut Recycling Conference
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Thank you to all of our 2018 Connecticut Recycling Conference exhibitors!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!
Panel I: Consumer Packaging
Connecticut's Task Force to Study Methods for Reducing Consumer Packaging that Generates Solid Waste recently completed its work investigating whether or not an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program should be implemented to address consumer packaging waste in Connecticut. The panel will review recommendations from the Task Force and further discuss how we, as consumers and taxpayers, can manage our appetite for more products delivered faster with our desire to decrease waste and disposal costs.
Director, Newtown DPW
Recycling expert and award-winning columnist
President, Environmental Packaging International
Senior Council, Connecticut Business and Industry Association
Panel II: Legislative Preview
Each year, the CRC includes time on the agenda to have a dialogue with leading legislators on the Environment Committee to discuss key recycling and materials management issues expected in the upcoming legislative session. This year, the CRC is pleased to announce our legislative panelists for 2018. They are:
Co-Chair, Environment Committee
Co-Chair, Environment Committee
Vice Chair, Environment Committee
Ranking Member, Environment Committee
Member, Environment Committee
Keynote EventFor the first time, the CT Capitol Report political team will debate before a live audience!
Conference attendees will get insight into how several key materials management and recycling issues are viewed in Hartford. In addition, the team will discuss significant issues in the upcoming 2018 Legislative session and the impacts on the fall races for statewide and local offices.
Hosting this roundtable discussion will be Mr. Tom Dudchik from CT Capitol Report and panelists will include CT Capitol Report regulars:
- Senate Republican Senior Adviser, Chris Healy
- Former Governor Malloy strategist, Roy Occhiogrosso
- SEIU 1199 Communications Director, Jennifer Schneider; and
- Principal at The Drury Group, Liz Kurantowicz
In addition, the gang will invite long-time State Representative and environmental champion, Mary Mushinsky, to join the team to discuss CT’s bottle bill.
Panel III: Connecticut's Food Waste Infrastructure
With the EPA Food Hierarchy in mind, the panel will review the available options for managing food waste to achieve the highest and best use. Panelists will share their work and experience achieving their businesses goals as well as identifying opportunities on the horizon.
Founder and CEO, Phood
President, Connecticut Food Association
VP & Managing Director, Quantum Biopower
Blue Earth Compost
Wilton Public Schools
Panel IV: The Bottle Bill
Last year, CT's bottle redemption law was the subject of numerous bills before the General Assembly, ranging from elimination to expansion and just about everywhere in between. The panel will discuss whether or not the bottle bill in CT has achieved its original environmental intent as well as if it should be "modernized" to accommodate new challenges posed by a changing waste stream.
Vice President, TOMRA
Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Director of Recycling and Enforcement, MIRA