Virginia Recycling Association

2017 Conference Presentations

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Zero Waste USA Intro to Zero Waste Class – Gary Liss


Plenary Presentation – John C. Barnes, Waste Management Administrator, City of Virginia Beach

Recycling Education and Outreach


Recycling Difficult Materials

Virginia DEQ Update

Planning for Zero Waste

Product Stewardship

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Plenary Presentation: Christopher Shorter, Director, District of Columbia Public Works

Zero Waste Business Workshop – Gary Liss

Markets Plenary – Broken Glass

  • Bill Hess, Evolution Glass – The Evolution of Recycled Glass
  • Joe Benedetto, RDS
  • Lynn Bragg, Glass Packaging Institute
  • Mike Smaha, Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Litter Session

Construction/Demolition Debris

Managing Recycling Programs

  • Kim Hynes, CVWMA and Tad Phillips, TFC Recycling – “Best Practices for Managing Residuals in Expanding Curbside Recycling Programs”
  • Lisa Skumatz, SERA – “Hitting The Contamination Problem – Options & Results”