EBC Solid Waste Management Webinar: Big Battles in The World of Recycling


Date: September 23, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Partnering Organizations:


Northern New England Chapter
Southern New England Chapter

This EBC Solid Waste Management webinar will shed light on the economic, social, and technical tensions in the world of recycling.   How has the recycling infrastructure responded to market demand since China’s National Sword Policy?  Everyone focuses on diversion, but what is the full diversion potential in the waste that remains?  When not all plastic can “close the loop”, are pyrolysis and gasification the answer to making this material useful again?

This webinar will do a “dumpster dive” with experts on waste characterization, waste ban compliance, the overflow of plastic into our environment, and the ways in which environmental justice is affecting recycling. The discussion will also share the social injustice and inequities in solid waste management in some communities.  Anyone who cares about recycling should attend this webinar!

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Gretchen Carey, Recycling and Organics Coordinator, Republic Services
  • David A. Murphy, P.E., Vice President, Tighe & Bond
  • Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal, SAK Environmental LLC
Speaker Agenda:

Waste Characterization & The Full Potential of Recycling

  • John Culbertson, Vice President, MSW Consultants, LLC

Beyond National Sword Recycling Update

  • Erin Banfield, Senior Business Manager, Casella

Beyond the Blue Bin: Integrating Anti-Racism & Intersectional Environmentalism into Waste Reduction Messaging

  • Lani St. Hill, Outreach Coordinator for Waste Reduction and Recycling North Carolina State University

Plastics Recycling: What Happens After Collection

  • George Aronson, Principal, CommonWealth Resource Management Corporation

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Solid Waste Management Webinar: Big Battles in The World of Recycling completed on September 23, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Solid Waste Management Webinar – Big Battles in The World of Recycling

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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