2016 Program


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Conference Presentations:
CRA would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who made our 26th Annual Conference a success.

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


Monday, March 21

Collegiate Recycling Coalition Workshop and TourJennifer Sellers (Coastal Carolina University)
Jen Jones (College of Charleston)
Anna Lynott (Resource Recycling Systems)
Kat Pohlman (UNC-Wilmington)
Robert Riddle (NC Department of Administration)
Sandy Skolochenko (NC DEACS)
Lucien Rosenbloom (Warren Wilson College)
Natalie Williams (Warren Wilson College)
Ben Paulson (Warren Wilson College)
Jack Terrell (Appalachian State University)
Annie Lopez (NC State University)
C&D Workshop and C&D Recycling Facility TourStacey Washington (SC DHEC)
Regina Guyer (UNC-Charlotte)
Bill Hilling (Horry County, SC)
Joe Suleyman (New Hanover County, NC)
Randall Baker (Abbey Green
Wendy Worley (NC RBAC)
Sustainability Assessment WorkshopTom Rhodes (NC DEACS)
Heather Cashwell (NC DEACS)
Amanda Fairley (Waste Management)

Tuesday, March 22

Education & Outreach WorkshopTina Lindler (SC DHEC)
Jane Hiller (Sonoco Recycling)
Mary Margret Mendenhall (SC Educator)
Becky Dunstan (Wake County, NC)
Mary McClellan (Recommunity Recycling)
Lesson Plan
HHW WorkshopTony Gallagher (NC DWM)
Michele Sakwa (3RC)
Derrick Bell (NC DA&CS PDAP)
Teresa Baker (Granville County Schools)
Rachel Kippar (Henderson County)
KAB WorkshopCecile Carson (Keep America Beautiful)
Lisa Rider (Keep Onslow Beautiful)
Tania Dautlick (Keep Durham Beautiful)
Carley Caldwell (Keep Gastonia Beautiful)
KAB Mascots
KAB BC Cartoon
Zero Waste to Landfill 101Angela Barger (NC DEACS)
Stacey Washington (SC DHEC)
Jan Foster (Waste Reduction Partners)
Sandra Carter (Daimler Trucks North America)
Ryan Pennington (Daimler Trucks North America)
General Session I
Recycling Megatrends:
Where We Have Been and Where We are Going
Bill Moore (Moore & Associates)
Eddie Ingle (UNIFI)
Dave Keeling (Steel Recycling Institute)
Concurrent Sessions
1- Glass and the Modern Mix: Finding Solutions that WorkArthur J. Ligon (York County, SC)
LaDonna Bolton (Republic Services)
Ron Moore (American Recycling of WNC)
Bill Clark (SMI)
2- Plastics: Possibilities to Expand the MixBev Fermor (Waste Reduction Partners)
Jordan Tony (Moore Recycling Associates)
Marty Danko (Verity Recycling)
Shari Jackson (American Chemistry Council)
3- State of Practice: Single Stream Recycling, Material Processing Technology, & Anaerobic Digestion David Lank (ReCommunity Recycling)
Gary Bilbro (SMART Recycling US)
Peter Schirk (BHS-Sonthofen Inc.)
4- Prepping the Public to Recycle RightTonya Randell (Moore Recycling Associates)
Samantha Yager (City of Columbia, SC)
Jason Hale (The Recycling Partnership)
Bianca Howard (City of Raleigh, NC)
Tina Lindler (SC DHEC)

Wednesday, March 23

General Session II
Paths to Sustainability:
Corporate Leadership in Zero Waste and Recycling
Greer Tidwell (Bridgestone Americas)
Julie Zaniewski (Unilever)
Concurrent Sessions
5- County and Rural Recycling: Models to ModelAnne Blindt (Independent Consultant)
Amanda Kain (Catawba County, NC)
Leslie Hatchell (York County, SC)
Alysen Woodruff (York County, SC)
Andy Davis (Wilson County)
6- The Evolving Ton: How Recyclables Change in the Past and FutureMarty Seaman (Resource Recycling Systems)
Adam Gendell (Sustainable Packaging Coalition)
Amanda Fairley (Waste Management)
7- Winning the Food Loss GameMeghan Baldwin (Wake County, NC)
Harvey Gibson (Charleston County Bees Ferry Compost Facility)
Amy Brooks (Brooks Contractor)
Paulette Dunn (Loaves & Fishes)
Dan Schnitzer (Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools
8- Better Together: MRF and Community ProgramsCody Marshall (The Recycling Partnership)
Mary McClellan (ReCommunity Recycling)
Laurette Hall (Mecklenburg County, NC)
Jane Hiller (Sonoco Recycling)
CRA Town Hall and Business MeetingState of the CRA

Thursday, March 24

Concurrent Sessions
- Keeping it Clean: Real Contamination SolutionsDavid Lank (ReCommunity Recycling)
Alex Arnett (City of Greensboro, NC)
Srijana Guilford (Town of Cary, NC)
Jacob Seldin (Springfield, Massachusetts)
- Putting Data to Work to Improve Program PerformanceBianca Howard (City of Raleigh, NC)
Nick Crawford (Mecklenburg County, NC)
Rob Taylor (NC DEACS)
Tim Atkins (City of Spartanburg, SC)
- Best of the Rest: Recovering Challenging MaterialsSamantha Yager (City of Columbia, SC)
Beverly Hester (Catawba County, NC)
Biojoe Renwick (Midlands Biofuels)
Ben Bryant (New River Tire)
Shirley Mims (Richland County, SC)
John Votaw (Southeastern Plastics Recovery)
Joe Suleymann (New Hanover County, NC)
Ken Webb (ECOFLO Inc.)
Joel Willard (Cleanlites)
Tim Warren (Call2Recycle)
Roy Baldwin (Wake County, NC)
- Break through Plateaus: Recycling On the GoChristina Moskos (Charleston County, SC)
Blair Pollock (Orange County, NC)
John Adair (Town of Surfside Beach, SC)
Jake Wilson (Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful)
Closing General Session
- Why Can't We Just Get Along: Building Strong and Lasting MRF/Community Partnerships
Scott Mouw (NC DEACS)
Anne Germain (National Waste & Recycling Association)
Mike Pope (Sonoco)
Jeff Smithberger (Mecklenburg County, NC)