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Conference & Special Events: May 6-9, 2024

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Select Criteria: Tracks = Sustainability Talks
Monday, May 06
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Monday, May 06:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   W220-221
In the wake of climate change and the market’s swiftly evolving demands, sustainability has become a must-have for companies of every variety. But to ensure our customers overcome today’s mounting environmental challenges and still meet their financial objectives head-on, we in the materials management industry must take an honest and...

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    Speaker
    Tequila Smith
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Covanta
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    Monday, May 06
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Monday, May 06:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Room:   W220-221
    Have you set your 2030 Sustainability Goal yet? Are you concerned that you’ll have to spend tons of money to meet the regulatory requirements? This session will help haulers and recyclers alike, to identify the steps needed and hear key insights and advice to help navigate each of the steps....

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      Speaker
      Timothy Oliver
      Partner
      Oliver Aguirre, LLC
      Speaker
      Tom Gonser
      President
      GDT Advantage
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      Monday, May 06
      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Monday, May 06:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Room:   W220-221
      Across the value chain, glass is a stand-out leader given it’s a material with a clear end-market. Join a session whose speakers will close the loop on the glass recycling market. They’ll take us through the value chain - from consumer brands, to glass manufacturers, to waste haulers, to MRFs,...

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        Speaker
        Becky Reichenbach
        Corporate Marketing Recycling Specialist
        Rumpke Waste & Recycling
        Speaker
        Grayson Rutherford
        Redwave
        Moderator
        Michael Timpane
        Partner, Vice President
        Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
        Speaker
        Scott DeFife
        President
        Glass Packaging Institute
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        Monday, May 06
        1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
        • Monday, May 06:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
        • Room:   W220-221
        Businesses are key to making the world a better place through sustainable action as they already balance many stakeholders - employees, customers, communities, the planet, and shareholders. As WM's Senior Vice President and first Chief Sustainability Officer and with 25 years in the industry, and also a mother of two, Tara...
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        Speaker
        Kristin Kinder
        Vice President of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability
        Wastequip
        Speaker
        Tara Hemmer
        Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
        WM
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        Tuesday, May 07
        8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
        • Tuesday, May 07:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
        • Room:   W220-221
        You’ve encouraged public transportation and carbon-reduction and offsets for travel, you’ve done your best to eliminate all single-use plastic, you’ve partnered with your local hauler to assist with removal of compostable materials. These are all solid steps toward creating a sustainable event that you and your attendees are proud to...

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          Speaker
          Lee Spivak
          Director, Advisory Services
          WM
          Moderator
          Meghan Ibach
          Product & Zero Waste Specialist
          ECO Products
          Speaker
          Neel Vasavada
          MUSE Advisory Board Member and Founder & CEO
          Overdrive Energy Solutions
          Speaker
          Olivia Burns
          Environmental Specialist, Office of Sustainability
          Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability
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          Tuesday, May 07
          11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Tuesday, May 07:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Room:   W220-221
          Speaker
          Ryan Melsert
          CEO/CTO
          American Battery Technology Company
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          Tuesday, May 07
          2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
          • Tuesday, May 07:  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
          • Room:   W220-221
          Listen and participate in a lively discussion around plastic waste. Conversation will include how both mechanical and advanced recycling help address the world’s plastic waste problems. Getting plastic waste materials to recycling outlets requires a diverse mix of efforts, including landfill-diversion programs, improved logistics, and innovative technology to identify/analyze materials,...

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            Speaker
            Cameron Funk
            Chief Sustainability Officer
            CheckSammy
            Speaker
            Ron Sherga
            Vice President, New Market Group
            Cyclyx
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            Tuesday, May 07
            4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            • Tuesday, May 07:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            • Room:   W220-221
            Extended Producer Responsibility programs for paper and packaging are beginning to take shape in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Maine. These laws will impact how haulers and MRFs operate and present new opportunities across the states. But for these programs to be successful, the waste industry, producers, regulators, local governments, and...

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              Speaker
              Shane Buckingham
              Program Planning Lead
              Circular Action Alliance (CAA)
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              Wednesday, May 08
              8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
              • Wednesday, May 08:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
              • Room:   W220-221
              Join a conversation about the current state of fleet fuels and what trends will move fleets and our industry into the future. Hear from a panel of SMEs representing energy suppliers, industry analysts, and fleet managers on diversity of energy options - compressed natural gas (CNG), renewable natural gas (RNG)...

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                Speaker
                Dr.  Kelleigh Ash
                Chief Technology Officer
                Battle Motors
                Speaker
                Mr  Steve Boyer
                VP, Commercial
                Hyzon Motors
                Moderator
                Tyler White
                Product Manager – Mobile Refuse Equipment
                New Way Trucks
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                Wednesday, May 08
                10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                • Wednesday, May 08:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                • Room:   W220-221
                Municipalities are in the midst of crafting new sustainability plans. 2030 is the target time for most so if you haven’t started, you’re already behind. Join this session to hear directly from municipal representatives on how they are mapping out their goals. The data they’re leaning on to lay out...

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                  Speaker
                  Erik Grabowsky
                  Chief, Solid Waste Bureau
                  Arlington County
                  Speaker
                  Gena McKinley
                  Assistant Director
                  Austin Resource Recovery
                  Moderator
                  Joy Rifkin
                  Manager, Sustainability and Training
                  LRS
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                  Wednesday, May 08
                  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                  • Wednesday, May 08:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                  • Room:   W220-221
                  Waste management innovations that have been waiting in the wings have suddenly hit the ground running. Major new laws have been passed in more than a dozen states implementing circular economy solutions for plastic, packaging, batteries, solar panels and more. Extended producer responsibility (EPR) has moved from theory to practice....

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                    Speaker
                    Heidi Sanborn
                    Executive Director
                    National Stewardship Action Council
                    Moderator
                    Ms  Patti Toews
                    Sustainability/Waste Management Solutions Provider
                    APTIM
                    Moderator
                    Tim Goncharoff
                    Moderator
                    TAG Consulting
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                    Wednesday, May 08
                    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                    • Wednesday, May 08:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                    • Room:   W220-221
                    Sustainability has shifted roles. Once only known as a cost-center, it’s begun to shine, as it makes the move to revenue savings or outright profit-center. Let’s unpack this paradigm shift with a financial trend, expert viewpoint. Hear why and how this impacts you, as a hauler, as a MRF operator,...

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                      Adjudicator
                      Mr.  Michael E. Hoffman
                      Group Head Diversified Industrials and Managing Director, Equity Research
                      Stifel
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