2018 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit

  • 28 Jan 2018
  • 30 Jan 2018
  • B Resort and Spa, Lake Buena Vista

Final List of Participants
Final Agenda


General Session 2 – 
Mixing it Up: Processes and Solutions for Various Materials

Chris Snow, Consolidated Resource Recovery (Moderator)

Darren Midlane, Harvest Quest International, Inc. - The Final Push to 75%: Using Low-Cost Organics Recycling Solutions

Martin Bjerregaard, Meldgaard - Doing More with our Ash

John Culbertson, MSW Consultants, Inc. - Improving Visual Characterization Methods for C&D and Bulky Wastes

General Session 3 – 
Making Public Private Partnerships a Win-Win

Mitch Kessler, Kessler Consulting, Inc. (Moderator)

Ron Kaplan, Waste Management
Chad Grecsek, City of Deerfield Beach
Doug Jeffcoat, City of Sarasota
Rob Eck, Sierra Container Group
General Session 4 –
Global Issues: The Circular Economy and the China Import Ban

David Biderman, SWANA CEO (Moderator and Speaker) - Recycling & China:  What’s Next?

Thierry Boveri, PRMG, Inc. - The Circular Economy (CE) and Solid Waste Management

Dawn McCormick, Waste Management, Inc. of Florida - China’s Changing Import Policies and Potential Impacts on Recycling in Florida 6

General Session 5 – 
A Winning Message

Travis Barnes, Hillsborough County (Moderator)

Florida Atlantic University Student Team: Andrea Garcia, Bishow Shaha, Lisandre Meyer, Matthew Swaney, Rohan Sethi, and Advisor: Dr. Daniel Meeroff - Winning WASTECON’s Solid Waste Design Competition Panel 

Travis Barnes, Hillsborough County, Alita Kane, City of Tampa, and Stephanie Watson, Pinellas County, Jack Crooks, City of St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Regional Recycling Campaign Panel 

Jim Davis, Sustainable Tallahassee, Inc. - Greening Festivals and Other Local Events - Presenting Beyond the Choir

General Session 6 – 
Redevelopment of Florida Landfills and Legislative Update

Jason Timmons, Sarasota County Public Utilities (Moderator) - Current Legislation to Review

Brian Moore and Alice Varkey, GHD - Sustainable Approaches for Reuse and Redevelopment of Closed Landfills in Florida: A Case Study

Karen Moore, Florida Department Environmental Protection - Rethink. Reset. Recycle.: The New Statewide Education and Outreach Campaign

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