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Governor's Recycling Summit and MRC Conference
May 3-5, 2016. Plymouth.

Presentations (PDF Format)

Tuesday, May 3 Trainings:

Smart Recycling Communications on a Budget - Marissa Segundo, RRS; Melissa Radiwon, RRS; Anna Lynott, RRS
Sustainable Materials Management in Manufacturing 1 - Chadwick Learned, Republic Services
Sustainable Materials Management in Manufacturing 2 - Walker Modic, Bell's Brewery

Tuesday, May 3 Keynote: 
Moving Toward a Circular Economy Together - Nina Goodrich, Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Executive Director of GreenBlue

Tuesday, May 3 Summit Presentations: 
What We Know Now - Michigan Recycling Index & MSW Characterization - Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Our Progress & Vision of the Future - Bryce Feighner, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Perspective: Governor's Recycling Council - Jim Frey, RRS

Tuesday, May 3 Panel: 
Panel - The Economics of Recycling 1 Joe Pickard, Institute for Scrap Recycling; Tonia Olson, Michigan Waste & Recycling Association; JoAnne Perkins, Cascade Cart Solutions
Panel - The Economics of Recycling 2 Michigan Waste & Recycling Association

Wednesday, May 4 Keynote: 
The Promise of Markets Development Dylan de Thomas, Resource Recycling

Wednesday, May 4 Concurrent Sessions: 
Refresher on PAYT Paul Gardner, WasteZero
How Recycling Success & Commitment to Community Work Together Patricia Ireland, DTE Energy; John Ash, Goodwill Green Works
DEQ Policy & Legislative Update Steve Sliver, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Sarah Howes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
From San Fransisco to Detroit: Key Takeaways on Municipal Zero Waste Innovations - Scott Benson, Detroit City Council; Melanie Berkowitz, Zero Waste Detroit
Closed Loop Innovations in Business & Manufacturing Katie Chapman, Duro-Last Roofing; Nathan Koster, Anterior Quest
MSW Characterization: What it's Worth 1Dan Schoonmaker, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
MSW Characterization: What it's Worth 2 David Stead, Resource Recycling Systems
Going Digital: Beyond Handouts John Watson, Recollect Systems, Inc; Tracy Purrenhage, Iris Waste Diversion Specialists
Innovation in Reuse and Recycling 1Jeremy Haines, Reclaim Detroit
Innovation in Reuse and Recycling 2 - Adrianna Jordan, Muskegon Deconstruction Feasibility Study
MRF Material Flow Study 1 Brennan Madden, RRS; Emily Tipaldo, American Chemistry Council
MRF Material Flow Study 2Elisa Seltzer, Emmet County DPW
Working the Food Scrap Hierarchy - Larry Weber, Forgotten Harvest, Dana Kirk, Michigan State University
Safety First - David Biderman, Solid Waste Association of North America
Zero Waste to Landfill Strategies for West Michigan 1 - Bill Stough, Sustainable Research Group
Zero Waste to Landfill Strategies for West Michigan 2 Dar Baas, Kent County DPW

Thursday, May 5 Keynote: 
Food Scraps: The Final Frontier Sally Brown, University of Washington

Thursday, May 5 Concurrent Sessions: 
Learning from Food Scrap Collection PilotsLindsey Walker, Emmet County DPW
Learning from Food Scrap Collection PilotsRod Muir, Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Best Practices - The Art & Science of Recycling 1 Matt Biolette, Republic Services
Best Practices - The Art & Science of Recycling 2 Elisa Seltzer, Emmet County DPW
The Market Update - Steel Dave Keeling, Steel Recycling Institute
The Market Update - PlasticPatty Moore, Moore Recycling Associates
The Market Update - Paper Rick Post, Padnos; Doug Rahaim, Glass Recyclers
Recycling When the Chips are Down 1Patty Moore, Moore Recycling Associates - Moderator; Victor Bell, Environmental Packaging International; Paul England, Pratt Industries; John Bradburn, General Motors
Recycling When the Chips are Down 2 Victor Bell, Environmental Packaging International

Thursday, May 5 Training: 
Carts Workshop: Cart Access = Recycling Tonnage - Karen Bandhauer, The Recycling Partnership; Cody Marshall, The Recycling Partnership

Don't know what a Hackathon is? Join us for our free webinar October 27th to find out more!

The Michigan Recycling Hackathon, a day filled with innovation training, brainstorming, problem solving, and networking will take place on Thursday, November 5th to spark innovation and collaboration for Recycle by Design success. All stakeholders invested in the future of recycling in Michigan should be there. All interested in Recycle By Design should be there. Learn more and take on the challenge!

It will be November 5th at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan

Webinar: Register Today! 

HackAThon: Register Today!  *Our registraion page works only on the google chrome internet browsers. We apologize for the inconvinience and are working to correct the issue, If this is an issue please contact the MRC office directly at (517)-974-3672
Registration closes November 2nd 

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Summit & Conference Brochure! 

Engage with public and private sector colleagues and decision-makers at pivotal events this May. The Governor's Recycling Summit will highlight Michigan recycling priorities, share key data and trends about current recycling efforts, recognize stakeholders that are making progress, and show how the state of Michigan is applying its muscle to support the initiative. 

The Michigan Recycling Coalition Annual Conference will provide many opportunities for conferees to learn about best practices and network with colleagues and service providers to explore options for program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation that will move public & private recycling program initiatives forward. 

 

 

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Registration is now closed for Tuesday, unless you have already talked to us we will not be accepting walk-in registrations.

 

Wednesday and Thursday there will still be limited walk-in registrations.

 

 

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Don't know what a Hackathon is? Join us for our free webinar October 19th to find out more!

The Michigan Recycling Hackathon, a day filled with innovation training, brainstorming, problem solving, and networking will take place on Thursday, November 5th to spark innovation and collaboration for Recycle by Design success. All stakeholders invested in the future of recycling in Michigan should be there. All interested in Recycle By Design should be there. Learn more and take on the challenge!

It will be November 5th at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan

Webinar: Register Today! 

HackAThon: Register Today!  *Our registraion page works only on the google chrome internet browsers. We apologize for the inconvinience and are working to correct the issue, If this is an issue please contact the MRC office directly at (517)-974-3672
Registration closes November 2nd 

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