Recycling Resiliency and Its Significance to US Supply Chains

Recycling Resiliency and Its Significance to US Supply Chains
Thursday, November 12, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 global pandemic is a defining event for 2020 that will have implications well into the future. This event has shifted the focus of recycling from just its environmental benefits to the critical significance of recovered materials for the US supply chain. Manufacturers of paper products, cardboard boxes and other single use containers – so scarce during the early months of the pandemic – rely upon recycled materials for feedstock to meet consumer needs.

In this session, you will learn about the changing landscape and challenges facing the recycling industry and how we can best work together to influence the resiliency of recycling.
     $99 A&WMA Member; $149 Nonmember
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Stephanie Baker, Director, Market Development, KW Plastics Recycling
As the Director of Market Development for KW Plastics Recycling Division, Stephanie speaks to the economic advantages and opportunities for plastics recycling. KW Plastics is the world’s largest plastics recycler of HDPE and PP in North America.  Stephanie is a board member for The Foundation for Plastic Recycling.  In 2019, Stephanie was named a “Woman Breaking the Mold” by Plastics News. In 2020, she was selected as a user advocate for the U.S. Census Bureau’s The Opportunity Project (TOP).

Scott Breen, Vice President of Sustainability, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)
Scott Breen is the Vice President of Sustainability at the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). CMI represents U.S. can manufacturers and suppliers. His responsibilities include promoting the can as a sustainable/circular package, making sure federal and state legislation and regulation do not disadvantage the can, and leading the industry’s efforts to build upon the can industry’s leading recycling rates. Along with his position at CMI, Scott also explores various aspects of sustainability as the creator and co-host of the podcast Sustainability Defined.

Dawn McCormick, Director, Communications & Government Affairs, Waste Management Inc. of Florida
Dawn McCormick is responsible for external and internal communications along with community relations activities for Waste Management in Florida, co-manages the company’s public affairs activities in Tallahassee, and coordinates the company’s recycling improvement initiatives in the state. She is Chair of the Florida Recycling Partnership, Vice Chair of Keep Florida Beautiful, and Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of Recycle Florida Today.  She is a member of Leadership Florida’s Class XXXIV.

Moderator: ​

Keyna Cory, President, Public Affairs Consultants, Inc.

Keyna Cory is the President of Public Affairs Consultants, Inc. With over 30 years of legislative experience, she has worked with a variety of clients to help them achieve their legislative goals. Keyna is also the Executive Director of the Florida Recycling Partnership. FRP is a coalition of top Florida businesses and associations with the mission to educate policy makers, business leaders and the general public on the benefits of recycling.