2018 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit

2018 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit

01/28/2018 - 01/30/2018

B Resort and Spa
1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

2018 RFT SWANA joint conference


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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