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    Name: 2023 Connecticut Recycling Conference and Annual Meeting
    Date: April 10, 2023
    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    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.

    Agenda

    8 am
    Vendor Setup

    8:30 
    Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

    9:15 am
    Welcome
    Lori Vitagliano, CRC President

    9:30 am
    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

    10:45 am
    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

     
    11:45 am
    Lunch

    1:15 pm
    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

    2:15 pm
    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*


    * Invited

    Location:
    The Lyceum 
    227 Lawrence St, Hartford, CT 06106
    Date/Time Information:

    Monday, April 10, 2023

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    Jim Leahy, Executive Director
    Fees/Admission:

    Registration

    Members $75.00
    Non Members $125.00

    Exhibitors


    Members $750.00 
    Non members $950.00


    Sponsorship Opportunities Available


    Contact Jim Leahy by email, Jim@Libertysquaregroup.com or at (860)810-3298 with any questions
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