Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
Thank You to Our Exhibitors
PaintCare • Take 2 Inc. • Quantum Biopower • UCONN Master Composter Program • Winters Bros. Waste Systems • Mattress Recycling Council • Covanta • Newtech Recycling • CET • Methuen Construction • USA Hauling & Recycling • CT Recyclers' Coalition • iwastenot • Harvest New England • Sustainable Generation • Carton Council • Signature Marketing • Northstar Pulp and Paper
All of the food waste from the day's event was recycled thanks to The Aqua Turf, Novamont, USA Hauling & Recycling and Harvest New England!
DAY IN REVIEW
Welcoming Remarks by The Honorable Nancy Wyman, Lieutenant Governor
Breakfast Buffet Sponsored by
Panel I: Organics
Coffee Break Sponsored by
Panel II: Product Stewardship
Opening Remarks by Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. Panel Moderator Brian Bartram, CT Product Stewardship Council. Presentations by: Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Committee; Tom Metzner, DEEP; Pam Roach, Take 2, Inc.; Justine Fallon, Mattress Recycling Council; and Laura Honis, PaintCare
Keynote Luncheon Sponsored by
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Rob Klee, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Presentation by Commissioner Robert Klee
Panel III: Meet the Policymakers
Panel Moderator Mark Sussman, Murtha Cullina. Environment Committee Panelists: Representative James Albis, Co-Chair; Senator Clark Chapin, Ranking Member; Representative John Shaban, Ranking Member; and Representative Mary Mushinsky, Member
Panel IV: Single Stream Recycling
Presentations by: Curt Bucey, Strategic Materials; Will Flower, Winters Bros. Waste Systems; Tom DeVivo, Willimantic Waste Paper; and Ron Santos, ReCommunity
Cocktail Hour Sponsored by
CONNECTICUT RECYCLERS’ COALITION
2014 CONNECTICUT ORGANICS RECYCLING CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW
Overview of CT’s Food Recycling Law & Update of the Connecticut Solid Waste Management Plan
DEEP representatives will cover their plan to update the state’s current Solid Waste Management Plan pursuant to Public Act 14-94, including provisions for stakeholder and public input. The significance of the recycling of organic material as a key strategy to help meet the new 60% statewide recycling goal will be discussed, and an overview of Connecticut’s Organics Recycling Law will be shared.
Community and Municipal Composting Programs
Hear from panelists about their experience and lessons learned from their community and municipal composting programs. They will share where they see challenges and promise for future small to mid-scale organics recycling to develop in Connecticut.
Commercial Organics Facilities and Technologies
The state’s leading commercial composting facilities and anaerobic digestion developers will explain their system operations and various technologies. In addition, they will present their views on the promise each holds toward overcoming the challenges to diverting the state’s organic waste from the waste stream as well as the creation of sustainable energy and products.
Brian Paganini, Quantum Biopower
Chris Field, Harvest New England
Amy McCrae Kessler, Turning Earth
Infrastructure Challenges for Statewide Organics Recycling and Composting
Waste haulers and large institutional and commercial food waste generators present their perspectives on the infrastructure challenges that must be overcome to achieve a successful statewide organics recycling program. The panel will address where they see key barriers and opportunities with current issues, such as costs and logistics.
Stan Sorkin, CT Food Association