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Workshop on Agricultural Plastics Waste Collection & Recycling

Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA
October 4, 2006

Developed by the Joint NEWMOA/NESCAUM Open Waste Burning Workgroup (funded by grant from EPA Region 1-NE)


Agenda
9:30 – 9:40 Introductions & Review of Agenda
9:40 – 10:10 Overview of Agricultural Plastics Waste Generation in the Northeast: Amounts & Types and Challenges to Recycling
Speaker: Lois Levitan, Environmental Risk Analysis Program, Cornell University
10:10 – 10:30 New York Dairy Farm Study/ Big Foot Baler Demonstration
Speaker: Lois Levitan, Environmental Risk Analysis Program, Cornell University
10:30 – 11:00 New Jersey’s Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program
Speaker: Dennis DeMatte, Cumberland County Improvement Authority, NJ
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:45 – 12:15 Lessons from Marina Shrink Wrap Programs
Speaker: Gerry DiSchino, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (invited)
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Collecting Agricultural Plastics for Recycling: Summary of Challenges & Opportunities
Speaker: Natalie Starr, DSM Environmental
1:30 – 3:00 Facilitated Panel Discussion: Markets for Plastics Collected from Agricultural Uses
Panel members: Dennis DeMatte, Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Andrea Dahl, Trex in Winchester, VA (invited); Paul Tomasi, Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste District, Lois Levitan, Cornell Evironmental Risk Analysis Program
3:00 – 3:30 The Plastofuel Option for the Dirtiest Plastics
Speaker: Jim Garthe
3:30 – 4:00 Wrap Up & Next Steps

 

 

 

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