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REDISCOVERING RECYCLING

Evolving Markets + Evolving Perspectives

September 15, 2022

The Graduate Hotel
141 N 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2022

Members Registration: $60
Non-members Registration: $70
Early Bird Registration: $50 (must register by August 1, 2022)
Student Registration: $28

STUDENTS: to apply for a scholarship to attend, send a short letter to [email protected] explaining why you want to attend this conference and how it would impact you.
Deadline to apply for student scholarship: August 24, 2022.

KEYNOTES

 

Speaker: Steve Alexander

Title: President and CEO Of Association of Plastic Recyclers

Steve Alexander serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of  Plastic Recyclers-The Voice of Plastic Recyclers- a Washington, DC based trade association whose members represent more than 95% of the processing capacity for postconsumer plastics in North America. APR serves the plastics recycling industry by providing technical and educational solutions with a goal of creating more good supply of material for recycling and enhancing the quality of the existing supply stream.

Alexander is also the president of Resource Recycling, Inc., a publishing and conference management firm. Resource Recycling produces the Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show, and it is the publisher of three trade journals: Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News.

Previously, Mr. Alexander spent more than 20 year representing corporate and association clients on Capitol Hill and in State Houses across the country, including 10 years with Eastman Kodak Company, where he specialized in environment, technology and appropriations issues.

He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and holds an MBA from the Sellenger School of Business at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. He can be reached at [email protected]

 

Speaker: Bob Gedert

Title: President, National Recycling Coalition

Bob Gedert is the President of the National Recycling Coalition.  Bob is semi-retired after a 40+ year career in guiding communities toward sustainable materials management through a systems approach; bridging recycling best practices and sustainability with local economic development practices. He is currently writing a book on actions one can take to slow the effects of climate change, and teaches a class on climate change at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

WORKSHOP SESSIONS

“SEEKING SUSTAINABILITY: hOW cONSUMER DEMAND IS CHANGING BUSINESSES”

Local companies share their perspective on environmentally conscious business models.

“The Weight of Waste: Why Markets Fluctuate and How to Adapt”

Best practices on supporting recycling programs in fluctuating commodity markets

Beyond the Basics: Targeting Next-Level Landfill Diversion

Hear from organizations across the state pioneering projects with materials not traditionally recycled.

Compost Corner: the state of Composting in Nebraska

An update on composting from diverse industry experts.

Sponsor and Vendor Opportunities

Venue Sponsor ($3000)

This sponsorship would include five individual passes to the conference, recognition during the program with a promotional video to play before the keynote presentation, a logo in electronic presentations, a logo & link on the NRC website, recognition for one year in the NRC newsletter, a logo on the postcard mailing, listings in the pre- and post-event press releases, a thank you plaque for display in your office, and a FREE vendor booth.

Keynote Sponsor $1500 (only one available)

This sponsorship would include three individual passes to the conference, recognition during the program with a promotional video to play before the keynote presentation, a logo in electronic presentations, a logo & link on the NRC website, recognition for one year in the NRC newsletter, a logo on the postcard mailing, listings in the pre- and post-event press releases, a thank you plaque for display in your office/organization, and a FREE vendor booth.

Session Sponsor $1000 (only four available)

This sponsorship would include two individual passes to the conference, recognition during the program, with promotion during sponsored session, a logo in electronic presentations, a logo & link on the NRC website, recognition for one year in the NRC newsletter, a logo on the postcard mailing, listing in the post-event press release, and a FREE vendor booth.

Award Sponsor $750 (only six available)

This sponsorship would include two individual passes to the conference, recognition during the program, a logo in electronic presentations, a logo & link on the NRC website, recognition for one year in the NRC newsletter, logo in one of the awards videos, to be presented during the conference and posted on social media, listed with award winners in the Lincoln Journal Star business annoucements, and a FREE vendor booth.

Supporting Sponsor $500

This sponsorship would include one individual pass to the conference, recognition during the program, name in electronic presentations, and a name and link on the NRC website.

Scholarship Sponsor $280 for ten students (Both sponsorships claimed)

Support the future of our industry by sponsoring 10 students from Nebraska universities and colleges.

Students will be asked to send NRC a short letter explaining why they want to attend the conference and how it would impact them.

This sponsorship would include recognition during the program, name in electronic presentations, name and link on NRC website

Friends of the NRC Sponsors $250

This sponsorship would include recognition during the program, name in electronic presentations, and a name and link on the NRC website.

Vendor Show  NRC Members $175 & Non-members $400

Vendors would receive one pass to the conference, recognition during the program, name in electronic presentations, a listing in the post-event press release, a logo, link and short description of their business on the NRC website, and a list of all attendees after the conference. If presenting during a session, companies can get a free vendor booth.

 

If you want to be a sponsor or vendor, please contact our office.

 

AWARDS

To nominate someone for our annual awards, complete this form.

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.

Green Team 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.

End Market Award 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.

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.

Waste Diversion Product 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.

LUNCH OPTIONS

Parmesan Chicken

Vegetable Napolean (vegan)

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Member Registration: $60
Non-Member Registration: $70
Early Bird Registration: $50 (must register by August 1, 2022)
Student Registration: $28