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    Name: 2017 Connecticut Recycling Conference
    Date: January 18, 2017
    Time: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    The Connecticut Recyclers Coalition's Annual Recycling Conference brings together materials management industry leaders, regional, state and municipal officials to discuss how we achieve Connecticut's 60% recycling goal by 2024.

    This year's conference will explore key topics including packaging and the evolving ton and the future of renewable energy from waste resources in Connecticut - where do these technologies fit in to the state's materials management plan and energy strategy? Also hear from regulators and legislators on upcoming recycling and materials management policy issues in 2017.

    2017 Conference Agenda Check back for updates!

    7:30 - 8:20
    Check in and Continental Breakfast

    8:20 - 8:30    
    Welcoming Remarks 

    8:30 - 9:50    
    Panel I: The Evolving Ton: How Packaging Affects our Waste Stream
    • Dylan de Thomas, Resource Recycling Partnership
    • Wayne Pesce, President, CT Food Association
    • Athena Lee Bradley, Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC)
    • Tim De Vivo, Willimantic Waste
    9:50 - 10:40 
    Panel II:           State Legislative Update
    • Representative Michael DeMicco, House Chair, Environment
    • Representative Mary Mushinsky, House Member, Environment
    • Representative Joe Gresko, Vice Chair, Environment
    10:40 - 11:15    Break and Vendor Stroll

    11:15 - 12:00    Update from the Regulator
    Chris Nelson, Supervising Environmental Analyst
    Sustainable Materials Management Planning & Implementation
    CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)


    Keynote Speaker
    • Commissioner Robert Klee, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

    1:30 - 2:50    
    Panel III: Renewable Energy from Waste Materials
    •  Paul Gilman, SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Covanta 
    •  Brian Paganini, VP and Managing Director, Quantum Biopower
    •  Charles Abbott, COO, Plainfield Renewable Energy        
    Conference Adjourns

    CRC Board Elections 
    • Will be held immediately after the Conference in the lounge - all members are welcome!
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    Event Sponsors:

    Keynote Luncheon Sponsor

    • Covanta

    - Exhibitors -

    • Mattress Recycling Council
    • Murphy Road Recycling
    • Quantum BioPower
    • Take 2 Inc.
    • UCONN Master Composter Program
    • PaintCare
    • Covanta Energy
    The Aqua Turf Club
    555 Mulberry Street
    Southington, CT 06479
    Contact Information:
    Julie Cammarata or Kathryn Dube
    Members $65.00
    Non Members $125.00

        Members $500 
        Non members $725
        Electric Service additional $60

    Sponsorships are available. Contact Julie or Kathryn for details.
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