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Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) - Glass Forum

Glass Recycling Forum - GPI to Sponsor

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT) to Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Recycled non-bottle bill glass will be the focus of the Northeast Glass Forum.  This virtual event will be held from 1 – 5 pm eastern on September 1 and 2.

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Kicking off the Forum will be a keynote address by Scott Defife, President of the Glass Packaging Institute.  Mr. Defife will focus on the state of glass markets in the US and how different communities are bolstering their glass recycling collection programs. Following Defife’s address will be a session about why glass recycling remains important; Megan Pryor of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Chair of NERC’s Glass Committee, and Jim Nordmeyer, VP, Global Sustainability of Owens-Illinois, will present.

The second day of the Forum will begin with a discussion about preparing glass for recyclers and knowing the needs of the end markets with Francois Ierfino, Director of Purchasing & Sales of 2M Resources Corp. and Curt Bucey, Executive VP & CCO of Strategic Materials.  A session about strategies & technologies for cleaning, handling, & transporting glass will follow with Carlos Manchado Atienza, Regional Director Americas of TOMRA Sorting, Inc.; Cynthia Andela, President of Andela Products; and Mark Neitzey, Director of Sales of VAN DYK Recycling Solutions.  The Forum will close with Ava Labuzetta, Pollution Prevention Engineer, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I), leading a discussion about  strategies for moving glass recycling forward in the northeast.