Winter Summit

January 24-25, 2017 - Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore


Foresight is 2020

Looking Towards the 75% Recycling Goal

Schedule of Events and Proceedings


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time

Function

Location

9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Florida Organics Recycling Workshop – Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.  Separate registration fee required.

Grand Palm

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Royal Palm 3 Foyer

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RFT Board Meeting

Captiva (2nd Floor)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings

Royal Palm 1 and 2

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception – Evening Networking Mixer

Grand Palm


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time

Function

Location

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open

Royal Palm 3 Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Royal Palm 3 Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Patti Hammond, Education Planning Chair – Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL

Royal Palm 3

8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address

Thomas H. Culhane, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Patel College of Global Sustainability –

Welcome our keynote and hear information on “Closing the Loop Between Food Waste, Fuel and Food Production: Creating local resilient systems for poverty alleviation, wildlife preservation and participatory community development through the small scale biodigester solution.”

Royal Palm 3

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Session transition

 

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Session 2

Recycling, Materials, and Resource Requirements of the LEEDv4 Green Building Rating System

Session summary - Many businesses and municipalities across the country are designing and constructing buildings to pursue the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as a means of promoting sustainability.  This session will provide an overview of what LEEDv4 is all about with a particular focus on the rating system’s requirements pertaining to recycling, solid waste management, use of materials and resources, and green product certifications.  The session will also highlight recent green building and recycling initiatives on the University of Tampa’s campus and how the university is utilizing LEED to further their sustainability goals.

Moderator:  Travis Barnes, Hillsborough County

Speakers:  

Taylor Ralph, REAL Building Consultants 

Juan Soler, University of Tampa

Royal Palm 3

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Morning Networking Refreshment Break

Royal Palm 3 Foyer

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Session 3

Messy Messaging: Maximizing Impact Through Myriad Media

Session summary: An integrated approach for solid waste management is strongest, and the same could be applied to outreach. Integrating earned media with social and paid media maximizes the impact of important messages while ensuring that, as a government agency, we are providing information to taxpayers in a way that is meaningful and useful. Our communication strategy includes: negotiated contracts with paid advertisers across traditional media outlets; creative messaging on social media including Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; earned advertising through press releases and reinforcing ties with reporters; and building a tracking document to ensure consistent messaging. The media landscape is always changing and we hope that the lessons we’ve learned about growing our outreach will be useful to our colleagues across the state.

Moderator:  Marissa Segundo, Resource Recycling Systems

Speakers:

Becky Robinson, The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Willie Puz, The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Royal Palm 3

12:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon

Grand Palm

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Session 4

Recycling Markets and Recovery Rates – An open discussion with the Experts

Session summary: Get up close and personal with two recycling leaders as they discuss recycling markets, paper grades, and recovery rates, and what you should expect to see in 2017 from the industry. Bill Moore, an international consultant and Waste Management’s first director of recycling at Recycle America and Myles Cohen, President of Pratt Recycling and former Chapter VP of the Paper Stock Industries will share the latest, must have, recycling industry news. Topics to be covered include new ISRI and PSI paper grades, commodity markets, and an understanding of recovery rates at the local, state, and national levels. Don Ross, our moderator, will lead the discussion weaving in questions from the audience during this interactive session.

Moderator:  Don Ross, Kessler Consulting, Inc.

Speakers: 

Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates

Myles Cohen, President, Pratt Recycling

Royal Palm 3

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Refreshment Break

Royal Palm 3 Foyer

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Session 5

Florida Organics Recycling Update

Session Summary:  Session will review and summarize the FDEP/SWIX Organics Workshop, as well as other current activities and topics of interest for the Organics Recycling industry.

Moderator:  Chris Snow, Consolidated Resource Recovery (verbal update)

Royal Palm 3

3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Session transition

 

3:25 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.

Session 6

Florida Recycling Legislative Update

Session summary –  Attend this session for a 30-minute brief on legislative issues facing our State and industry for those in the business of recycling.

Moderator:  Brad Avery, WCA

Speakers: 

Dawn McCormick, Waste Management (verbal update)

Karen Moore, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (verbal update)

Royal Palm 3

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 


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