Sponsor Spotlight

November 9, 2022 from 1:50 pm to 2:00 pm PaintCare PaintCare is the nonprofit organization created by the paint industry that plans and operates paint recycling programs in states that pass the paint stewardship law. PaintCare operates convenient, year-round drop-off site locations where households and businesses can take leftover paint to be recycled, offering a more … Read more

State EPR for Packaging Policies

November 9, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm This session, organized by NRC’s Legislative Committee, will focus on the key topics and strategies to address state and federal EPR for packaging and product legislation which NRC has been educating about in recent outreach efforts.  Speakers: Bob Gedert – National Recycling Coalition Judith Enck -Beyond Plastics Martha … Read more

NRC Members Meeting

November 9, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 12:55 pm NRC Members and guests are invited to join for the annual meeting of the National Recycling Coalition.  NRC Board of Directors and Annual Members Meeting November 9th 12:00 PM ET, 11:00 AM CT, 10:00 AM MT, 9:00 AM PT, 6:00 AM HI  12:00p  Call Meeting to Order – … Read more

National Recycling Strategy Roundtable

November 9, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 12:55 pm Conducting Market Development Workshops and Dialogues is one of 48 Action Teams that the USEPA has identified being needed to implement the National Recycling Strategy. This session will highlight what workshops, conference sessions, dialogues and webinars have been organized in recent years by these organizations, what tools are needed … Read more

Community Based Reuse Strategies

November 9, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 12:55 pm During this session, a wide array of community-based strategies and programs will be shared for making  reusables a reality in cities across the U.S. From policy actions to building  interoperable systems for reusable foodware and packaging, to reuse events and institutions, and communities are driving the … Read more

Julia Au

Senior Outreach, Education & Compliance Manager, RethinkWaste Julia Au has been on the board of the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) since 2020 and served as the 2021 Co-Treasurer. She joined the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) at its inception in 2019, and she and Felisia Castañeda have served as DEI Co-Chairs since mid-2020. They were involved in … Read more

MaryEllen Etienne

Associate Director, U.S. Market Transformation & Development, USGBC MaryEllen Etienne is the creator of “Women in Circularity.” MaryEllen works on the Market Transformation and Development team for the U.S. Green Building Council. She has over 20 years of experience in sustainability and is a champion of the circular economy. She is a LEED® Green Associate and TRUE Advisor.

Matthew Hittle

Environmental Specialist, Ohio EPA My role at Ohio EPA is to oversee Ohio’s solid waste management districts who are partners with the State in implementing waste diversion programs and improving recycling infrastructure. I also serve as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Association of Ohio Recyclers, an NRC affiliate.

Darek Trowbridge

Founder & CEO, Soil Carbon Management Co. Darek Trowbridge is Farmer, Winemaker, Cidermaker, and Owner at Old World Winery, a natural winery and working farm founded in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, 23 years ago in 1998 as one of the first dedicated natural wineries in California. Darek’s training in Viticulture started … Read more

Ava Richardson

Dir. of Sustainability, Baltimore City Dept. of Planning Ava has over a decade of experience leading public health initiatives, advocating for environmental policies, and managing programs designed to address social, racial inequities and environmental justice. She previously served as the Sustainability Manager and a Food Matters Technical Advisor in the office, where she led the … Read more