The CT Recyclers Conference is an annual, day-long event featuring a robust discussion of key issues facing the recycling and materials management industries and markets in Connecticut, as well as the impacts on the many customers and stakeholders in the state. The timing of this year's event is intentional - just after the Environment Committee's JF deadline so we can discuss the issues facing us in the CT General Assembly right now!
The 2023 Conference program will include expert panel discussions on food waste/organics diversion, Packaging EPR, and the Governor's proposal for a new solid waste authority. Of course we will hear from legislative leaders directly about the promise of the final two months of the session.
The CT Recyclers Conference is the singular event each year where municipalities, state officials, the business community and non-profit organizations in Connecticut come together in one setting to have a dialogue about the best ways to achieve our mutual goal of a 60% recycling rate statewide.
Tremendous exhibit and sponsor opportunities exist.
Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
Lori Vitagliano, CRC President
Food Fight: How can CT address organics challenges?
Moderator: Katherine Bruns
Jeffrey Brown, Brandbuilders
Jennifer Heaton-Jones, HRRA
Rachel Oster, Diversion Strategies
Dan Martens, Novamont
Kristen Brown, Waste Zero
The Future of CT MIRA and Connecticut's Trash
Moderator: Jim Leahy
Jeffrey Beckham, OPM Secretary
Tracy Babbidge, DEEP Deputy Commissioner
Mark Daley, CT MIRA, President
EPR Packaging: Opportunities & Challenges
Moderator: CJ May
Reid Lifset, Yale University
Calvin Lakhan, York University
Kate Bailey, Association of Plastic Recyclers
Kevin Budris, Just Zero
Legislative Leaders Panel
Moderator: Lori Vitagliano
Environment Co-Chair, Senator Rick Lopes
Environment Co-Chair, Representative Joseph Gresko
Environment Ranking Member, Senator Stephen Harding*
Environment Ranking Member, Representative Patrick Callahan*