Systems Solutions to Maximize Organics Diversion and Minimize Contamination

The panel will provide an overview of the drivers that are creating an urgent need for change. They will explain how individual entities are tackling organics contamination from the top down, through upstream separation, building compost facility networks and creating take back programs for compostable packaging.

May 8, 2024

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With organics management legislation proliferating at a record pace, diversion and contamination issues in organics recycling cannot be solved by the same solutions that have failed for years. All stakeholders must commit to change and create new pathways to fulfill the promise of composting as an end-of-life solution. The panel will provide an overview of the drivers that are creating an urgent need for change. They will explain how individual entities are tackling organics contamination from the top down, through upstream separation, building compost facility networks and creating take back programs for compostable packaging. Finally, Radiant Consulting will present CMA’s national strategic plan for compostables through a globally recognized program, Future Search. 
Speakers:

  • Janet Thoman, Compliance Director, Compost Manufacturing Alliance (Moderator)

  • Rich Cohen, Advisor and Founder, Compost Stewardship Institute

  • Wendell Simonson, Director of Marketing, Eco-Products

  • Candy Castellenos, Principal, Radiant Consulting 

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