WASTE INDUSTRY GROUP LAUNCHES ORGANICS MANAGEMENT
Exclusive partnership with Dr. Stuart Buckner recognizes heightened industry demand for content and education about processing and managing of organic residuals
STAMFORD, CT/November 9, 2012 — Penton Media’s Waste Industry Group announced today a strategic initiative that gives its audience more content focusing on organics management and composting.
The group will partner with Dr. Stuart Buckner, president of Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC, who has 30+ years working in composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion, bioplastics, organics management and integrated waste management solutions, to co-lead the effort. “This partnership expands our ability to fulfill our audience’s need for content and education centered around the handling and management of organics residuals,” said Rita Ugianskis, Waste Industry Group managing director. “This is a significant issue for our market today, and will be well into the future. I am delighted that among other vast benefits, this initiative will make WasteExpo a one-stop event for the organics industry. Now both solid waste and organics professionals have the high-level education, training, equipment and product solutions and networking opportunities they need all in one place. Plus, I can think of no better partner to help us serve the growing demand for knowledge and insight in this field than Dr. Stuart Buckner, whether it is in the form of live events, online learning or print and digital articles. ”
“I look forward to working with Penton’s Waste Industry Group,” stated Dr. Buckner. “It allows me to expand my work in composting, and organics management by reaching a broader audience of professionals who need the training, education and resources in this critical area of our industry. By combining Penton’s vast reach and delivery platforms with my organics focus, organics professionals will have a myriad of new opportunities to learn, network and do business. After all, WasteExpo is North America’s largest tradeshow serving the solid waste and recycling industry and now it will be the largest venue for organics professionals to come together with their solid waste and recycling colleagues. With the scope of WasteExpo attracting 12,000 participants, it is already 10 - 50+ times larger than most regional and national organics events. With 550+ exhibitors and growing, it will be the most cost-effective and efficient forum for organics professionals to satisfy all of their purchasing requirements and educational needs.
Dr. Buckner will work with the Waste Age/waste360.com editorial staff on expanding content in the form of conference program workshops at the upcoming WasteExpo 2013in New Orleans, a quarterly webcast and bi-monthly articles in Waste Age/waste360.com. This full suite of content offerings guarantees that the Waste Industry Group’s audience can access this information wherever they are, whenever they need it.
“The effective management of organic waste is rapidly becoming a major issue for both the private and public sectors, including waste handlers, municipalities and environmentalists”, said Steven Averett, content director and editor, Waste Age/waste360.com. “The ongoing debate over how best to handle this material, be it through composting, anaerobic digestion or disposal in gas-to-energy landfills, will be a defining issue for the industry in the coming years. Our partnership with Dr. Buckner further solidifies the Penton Waste Industry Group’s position as the industry’s best consolidated information source and supports our editorial focus on sustainability.”
For more information about Penton Media’s Waste Industry Group, visit www.waste360.com.
About Penton’s Waste Industry Group
Penton’s Waste Industry Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the $75 billion solid waste and recycling industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of print, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more and includes: Waste Age, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, the Waste360 OnDemand Library, The Waste Training Institute, the Circular File and five other topical and timely enewsletters. For more information, visit www.waste360.com.
About Penton Media, Inc.
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. The Company is headquartered in New York City with approximately 1,100 employees across key locations throughout the world including New York; Cleveland; Chicago; Overland Park, Kansas; Boulder, Colorado; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Hong Kong.
Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.