Waste360 Recycling Summit Launches in One Year

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 9, 2014

2 Min Read
Waste360 Recycling Summit Launches in One Year

The Waste360 Recycling Summit will launch in one year. It will take place Sept. 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. The event will be a joint effort between Waste360/WasteExpo and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA).

The new event will serve the growing recycling industry, providing a dynamic and interactive forum for industry learning, discussion and networking. The 2015 Waste360 Recycling Summit will be a two-day event featuring panel discussions, in-depth topic sessions, professional networking opportunities, and exhibits featuring innovative solutions to help commercial and residential recycling enterprises achieve a robust return on investment (ROI).

The Waste360 Recycling Summit will focus on the major issues, trends and technologies driving commercial and residential recycling industries and will provide both public- and private-sector recycling professionals with access to key thought leaders and leading-edge recycling manufacturers. The goal is to deliver ideas and best practices for driving productivity, revenues and profits in the quickly changing and competitive recycling marketplace. 

Some of the topics that will be addressed at the conference include: Managing Single-Stream Recycling, The Evolving Ton, Sustainability, Educating Consumers and Managing Public-Private Partnerships. 

The event is open to public and private recycling operators, manufacturers and other recycling professionals with the industry. More details will appear on waste360.com soon.

“Our vision for the Waste360 Recycling Summit revolves around getting the recycling industry together with major generators of waste to identify issues, solve problems and explore products and technologies in the growing recycling industry,” said Warren Bimblick, senior vice president, strategy and business development at New York-based Penton, the parent firm of Waste360/WasteExpo. “Penton will draw on its huge database of waste generators, including restaurants, manufacturers, commercial real estate owners and retailers, to attend the event and will include relevant information and research.

“Recent Waste360 research of recyclers and waste generators showed a number of challenges facing the recycling industry, as well as interest in new technology and business models. This conference will deliver insight on and solutions for these complex issues. We are delighted that the National Waste & Recycling Association has agreed to collaborate with us, just as they have at WasteExpo since 1997.”

Waste360 and WasteExpo have long served the $85 billion solid waste and recycling industry. Earlier this year the group acquired the assets of Waste & Recycling News (WRN), formerly a Crain Communications Inc. business, which brought its reach in the waste industry to more than 70,000 people. In addition to the recently launched Waste360 Recycling Business newsletter, Waste360 and WasteExpo will launch a series of digital products leading up to this major event.

NW&RA president and CEO Sharon Kneiess added that the association “is proud to partner with Waste360/WasteExpo in delivering a state-of-the-art conference on recycling. Our association helps our members achieve best practices, exemplary safety records and strong ROI in their recycling operations. Many of the 800 companies we represent will greatly benefit from the education and networking opportunities available at the Recycling Summit.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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