BUILDING RESILIENCE

Strengthening Recycling Systems

Thursday, October 15, 2020

[We’re going virtual! Stay tuned for updates to our event.]

Registration coming soon.

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE

“FINDING THE SILVER LINING AND STRENGTHENING RECYCLING IN THE NEW WORLD”

Following massive upheaval and unparalleled struggles over the past three years, the recycling industry is now attracting unprecedented investments to rebuild and expand the U.S. recycling. New funding, policies and partners are coming together to help transform recycling from a waste management strategy to a key foundation of a circular economy. This upbeat presentation will focus on the silver lining of the recent turmoil and solution-based approaches to building resiliency and strengthening recycling in local programs.

Speaker: KATE BAILEY

Policy & Research Director, Eco-Cycle

Kate Bailey is the Policy and Research Director for Eco-Cycle, based in Boulder, Colorado. Eco-Cycle is one of the oldest and largest non-profit recycling organizations in the world and has 44 years of hands-on experience with nearly every aspect of the recycling stream, including hauling materials, MRF operations, education and outreach programs, local and state legislation, advocacy, and hard-to-recycle material collections. Kate is a national expert in creating community infrastructure, policies and programs to reduce waste and increase recycling, and has experience working with a wide range of stakeholders all along the supply chain to advance a circular economy.

WORKSHOPS

BUSINESS WORKSHOP

“Waste Reduction & Recycling for the Workplace”

What is a waste audit and do you need one? This session includes expert instruction and how-to guidance on conducting a waste audit, using data to drive changes in the workplace, and best practices for recycling programs and employee engagement.                                                              

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

“Investing in the System with Recycling Market Development”

What is Recycling Market Development and what would it take to bring new markets for recyclables into our region? This session explores the strategies, tools, and programs implemented around the country that are strengthening the economic vitality of the reuse/recycling industries.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

REGISTER A VENDOR BOOTH

We have 10 vendor booths available and can accommodate indoor and outdoor displays! As a vendor, you will get exposure to 100 business leaders for a total of 1 ½ hours throughout the day. Registration includes recognition during the program, 6′ table and 2 chairs with electricity, lunch, participation in workshops, description of your services with your logo and a link on the NRC website.

 

NRC Member Vendor Booth: $250

Non-NRC Member Vendor Booth: $500*

Additional Representative: $55

*Includes a one-year membership beginning January 2021

AWARDS

All NRC members are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2020. Nominations may be made in more than one category. Self-nominations are welcome. Winners will be notified in advance so NRC can produce a brief video presentation. This year’s categories are:

COMMONWEALTH AWARD recognizes a business, organization, or individual that gives its time, talent, and treasure to the community in which it operates to improve the natural environment or health, welfare, and common good for all stakeholders through better materials management.

END MARKET OF THE YEAR is presented to a local, regional or international member organization that utilizes recycled commodities from Nebraska recycling generators, processors, collectors and haulers for the manufacture of new goods. The organization is committed to the highest ethical standards that support the recovery of Nebraska’s resources.

GREEN TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD recognizes a highly-organized, mature green team with the capacity to sustain itself and engage other employees. The team will have implemented systems to identify impacts, set goals, prioritize and implement projects, measure performance and review processes.

ADVOCACY CHAMPION AWARD recognizes an individual, municipality, organization, or elected official for significant achievements in advancing resource recovery in Nebraska by working to challenge and change policies, systems, or practices. This individual or entity has performed a vital and critical role in our society through their advocacy efforts, demonstrating leadership and perseverance in supporting recycling and waste diversion systems.

WASTE DIVERSION PROJECT/PRODUCT/SERVICE OF THE YEAR AWARD is presented to a business, community, or organization for a project, product, or service that demonstrates exemplary, innovative, and measurable waste reduction, eliminates or replaces hard-to-recycle materials, and/or creates a closed loop system for recycling or reuse. The recipient applies the highest possible standards for responsible resource management.

DONATE A SILENT AUCTION ITEM

If you have an item, product, or service you would like to donate to our silent auction, let us know!

Email banderzhon@nrcne.org with information about your donation.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Full Day (Workshops and Luncheon): $110
Luncheon Only: $45

MEMBERS GET A 10% DISCOUNT!
(Members, please use the promo code you received in the mail)

OUR MISSION

To maximize the economic and environmental benefits of resource recovery in Nebraska.