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Inaugural Waste360 Recycling Summit to Focus on Latest Sustainability Trends & Innovations

Article-Inaugural Waste360 Recycling Summit to Focus on Latest Sustainability Trends & Innovations

On the heels of the record-breaking WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, comes the inaugural Waste360 Recycling Summit, which will examine critical issues surrounding recycling and sustainability.

The Waste360 Recycling Summit, produced in partnership with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), will take place September 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. The Summit will convene industry thought leaders, practitioners, customers and manufacturers to discuss the industry challenges and opportunities.

Targeted to managers of local recycling systems, processors, environmental organization executives, investors, consultants, public and private recycling service providers, waste haulers and consumers of recyclables, along with policy makers from the local, state and federal level, the Waste360 Recycling Summit will offer:

  • Conference Program:
    • Two tracks of more than 15 NWRA educational sessions covering a wide range of issues, including single stream recycling, organics, the economics of recycling and more.
    • Keynote speaker Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator – Solid Waste, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss EPA updates that impact the recycling industry, including Sustainable Materials Management. 
    • The “Customer Sustainability Panel” will bring together leading companies, including Mars, Incorporated, Starbucks Coffee Company and the City of Chicago to discuss how to create successful sustainability programs.
  • Exhibit Hall: Will feature more than 50 exhibitors, including Republic Services, WasteQuip and Machinex, showcasing innovative industry solutions.
  • Awards: NWRA’s prestigious Recycling Awards will be presented to individuals and programs that exemplify excellence in the recycling industry.
  • Networking: The opportunity to meet and interact with business decision-makers.

“Our goal with this event was to match the best and brightest in the recycling industry with major generators of waste to identify and solve problems in the industry,” Warren Bimblick, group president of Penton, Waste360’s parent company. “From learning about the latest technologies to educating consumers, there’s not a moment to waste in this two-day summit."

“Penton Waste360 and NWRA are leaders in creating compelling and relevant events that provide true value to attendees, and we are pleased we have expanded our relationship to bring this timely Summit to the recycling industry,” said Sheila R. Alkire, director of education for NWRA. “Together we have created a robust conference program that will enable attendees to gain insights and practical takeaways from industry thought-leaders.”

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