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CRA’s 25th Annual Conference and Trade Show

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2016 Conference & Tradeshow
March 21 – 24, 2016
Wilmington Convention Center – Wilmington, NC

Conference Presentations:
CRA would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who made our 25th Annual Conference a success.

The following list contains all of the presentations that were made available to the Carolina Recycling Association office.


Monday, March 23

Collegiate Recycling Council Workshop
@ Coastal Carolina University
Arwen Bucholz (Duke University)
Christine Cooley (MUSC)
Lauren McKinnis (NC State)
Jen Maxwell (Appalachian State)
Jennifer Sellers (Coastal Carolina)
Heather Cashwell (NC DEACS)
Heather Barberio (SC DHEC)

Tuesday, March 24

HHW WorkshopJeremy Maciejewski (NC DA & CS)
Teresa Baker (Granville County)
Eddie Raynard (City of Greensboro)
Lynn Bestul (New Hanover County)
Arthur Ligon (York County)
Michele Sakwa (3RC)
KAB WorkshopCecile Carson (Keep America Beautiful)
Sherryl Jenkins (Keep SC Beautiful)
Business Recycling WorkshopStacey Washington (SC DHEC)
Tom Rhodes (NC DEACS)
Tony Wartko (Sea Pines Resort)
Tony Soto (Boeing)
Biz Steps + Resources
General Session I
New Initiatives in Support of Recycling
Keefe Harrison (Curbside Value Partnership)
Mike Pope (Sonoco Recycling)
John Hooks (City of Columbia)
Concurrent Sessions
1-Recycling Markets Panel
David Bergelin (Cascades)
Sandi Childs (APR)
Andy McKee (Novelis)
Bill Clark (Reflective Recycling)
2-Electronics Recycling
Joe Clayton (MRP Processing)
Michael Crean (Electronics Recycling International)
Kristina Witosky (Orange County)
Jana White (SC DHEC)
3-Which Way to the Future Richard Howard (MetalTech Systems)
Andreas Schwarz (Lindner NA)
Jeremy O'Brien (SWANA)
4-Single Stream Collection Chad Beane (Moore County, NC)
Ray Howard (Sonoco Recycling)
Carolyn Carusos (Charleston County, SC)

Wednesday, March 25

General Session II
-Packaging and the Future of Recycling
Lynn Dyer (Food Service Packaging Institute)
Danielle Peacock (Sustainable Packaging Coalition)
Concurrent Sessions
5-Zero Waste to LandfillChay Bennett (Honda)
Tony Soto (Boeing)
Alice Wessleman (Thomas Built Buses)
Tom Page (Fruit of the Loom)
6-Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) Panel Matt Todd (RRS)
Mitch Kessler (Kessler Consulting)
Kenny King (Sonoco Recycling)
Scott Mouw (NC DEACS)
7-Innovations in the Processing and
Marketing of C&D Materials
Michael Talbert (Mecklenburg County)
James Maides (Green Recycling Solutions)
Glenn Odom (Wellman Plastics Recycling)
8-Education and Outreach:
So You Think You Can’t Do Anymore?
Elizabeth Schussler (Curbside Value Partnership)
Alex Arnett (City of Greensboro, NC)
Lisa Skumatz (Skumatz Economic Research)
Bill Dempsey (Recycling Perks)
Sara Verrillo (Atlantic County Utilities Authority)
Concurrent Sessions
9-Plastics - From the Curb to the Store
Sarah Justice (Town of Cary, NC)
Kurt Humes (Waste Management)
Mylinda Jacobsen (Envision Plastics)
Charlie Schwarze (Amcor Rigid Plastics)
10-Multi-family and Event Recycling:
Success Stories

Johnnie Taylor (City of Winston-Salem, NC)
Muriel Williman (Orange County, NC)
Jennifer Sellers (Coastal Carolina)
Jon Boyd Sontag (Tide Valet Waste)
11-Organics Management Jim Lanier (Earth Farms Organics)
Kim Brunson (Publix)
Gary Nihart (Atlas Organics)
Christina Moskos (Charleston County, SC)
12-Give In To Your Inner Nerd –
Planning Program Metrics
Alex Arnett (City of Greensboro, NC)
Bryan Staley (Environmental Research & Education Foundation)
Nick Crawford (Mecklenburg County, NC)
Matt Todd (RRS)
Mitch Kessler (Kessler Consulting)

Thursday, March 26

Closing General Session
-Advancing Recycling via Policy at the
State and Local Level
Dylan de Thomas (Resource Recycling)
Chaz Miller (National Waste & Recycling Association)
Betsy Dorn (Reclay StewardEdge)
Susan Robinson (Waste Management)