Part 1 - Demystify MSW Recovery Rates
This presentation is based on a research and white paper published by Moore & Associates and Kessler Consulting Inc. The work was done to clarify the general confusion and contradiction that surrounds, and frankly hobbles, meaningful discussion about recovery rates. The presentation includes:
1. the best estimate of the national recovery rate;
2. insights into the myriad ways states and local governments calculate recovery;
3. understanding the major differences between residential and commercial recovery and their effect on overall recovery rates;
4. common definitions, methodologies and reporting standards (e.g., measuring in tons not volume).
The presentation concludes by looking beyond residentially focused recovery. The amount of effort and money being focused on maximizing residential recovery is good, but it is focusing on less than half the pie. We also need to consider the underserved commercial sector.
Speaker: Peter Engel, Kessler Consulting Inc.
Speaker: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
Part 2 - PSI Paper Specifications
Moderator: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
The Paper Stock Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries recently updated its recovered paper specifications. This session examines those changes. It also provides a collector/processor’s and mill buyer’s perspectives regarding these changes.
Speaker: Rob Barnwell, Recovered Fiber Specialist, KOUSA International
Speaker: Johnny Newsome, Director Global Mill Supply & Trade Sales, Sonoco Recycling
Speaker: Steve Wilson, Director Commodity Sales, Waste Management Recycling Services