Wednesday, June 10, 2020
☐ Residential Programs, Budgeting, and Safety During Pandemics – Lessons Learned and Learning!
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Summary: Hear from industry professionals on lessons learned and learning in managing changes in residential streams, focus on potential impacts on budgets and how to keep recycling relevant as well as in suggested best practices and procedures for safely handling and working with recyclable and waste materials during pandemics.
· Lacey Larramore and George White, Marion County Solid Waste and Recycling – Hear from Marion County on how COVID-19 may have impacted their residential programs.
· Mike Fernandez, Miami-Dade Solid Waste Department – COVID-19’s impact to the Department’s solid waste operations.
- · Tom Outerbridge, Sims Municipal Recycling – Suggestions of best practices and procedures for environmental service providers from PPE, social distancing, and more!
☐ How to Remotely Reach and Educate Your Residents During COVID-19
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM to Noon (EST)
Summary: Want to ensure you do not isolate your residents from recycling education? Join us to hear Alita Kane from The Recycling Partnership, Tamara Reynolds with the City of Orlando and Chris Perry from FDEP as they discuss several Best Management Practices that can be used to reach your residents during this time, along with tools and resources available to do this.
· Alita Kane, The Recycling Partnership
- · Tamara Reynolds, City of Orlando – Also, hear about how Orlando's Solid Waste office and the City's Communications team have worked to continue essential services while at the same time giving residents up to date information about potential service impacts.
· Chris Perry, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
☐ Virtual Annual Business Meeting
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Summary: Join Florida’s premier recycling association on Wednesday, June 10 for our first ever virtual conference and annual business meeting as we unite for a day of education and information sharing. Participation offers the opportunity gain education from leading recycling and waste reduction professionals from within the State of Florida and beyond.
☐ How Recycling Supports Essential Products in Various Manufacturing Supply Chains
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Summary: One positive effect that has come out of the life-changing events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has been a shift in how we look at recycling as a society. For years, the public perception was all about the environmental benefits of recycling and keeping usable material out of landfills. As recycling became a bigger part of our daily lives over the past 30 years, companies came to rely on recyclables as feedstock in their manufacturing processes. When nationwide lockdown policies first hit, waste and recycling companies scrambled to ensure classification as an essential business. We also quickly realized that recycling was about more than the environment. Products such as boxes, paper towels and tissues, beverage cans and grocery packaging all rely heavily on recycled content and a reduction in recycling efforts threatened that supply chain.
In this session, hear enlightening facts and statistics about how much we depend on recycling to help fill the needs of our manufacturing base.
· Dawn McCormick, Waste Management Inc. of Florida – A focus on the importance of recyclable materials needed for certain manufacturing supply chains.
· Scott Breen, The Can Manufacturers Institute – TDB
· Kirsten Langan, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County – Food recovery organizations, such as Second Harvest food bank have been quickly adapting operations during these times; working hard to not only divert potential waste from the landfill, but also, and more importantly, feed those in our community that are most affected by the Covid19 Pandemic.