2014 Inaugural Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference

April 1 – 2, 2014
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina 
 
The Carolina Recycling Association is proud to offer the first-ever dedicated Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference held in conjunction with its 24th Annual Conference and Trade Show.
The Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference will feature an agenda that helps manufacturers and other large generators learn and navigate the path away from dependence on landfill disposal. Attendees will also have access to recycling professionals attending the CRA conference and an exhibit hall with recycling, composting, and other diversion services vendors.
 
Who should attend the Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference?
  • Manufacturing companies and their suppliers pursuing or committed to Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL)
  • Large commercial and institutional waste generators interested in ZWTL
  • Service providers who help reduce, recycle, compost, or otherwise divert materials from landfill disposal
  • Government agencies and consulting firms providing assistance to ZWTL companies
  • Economic development agencies, chamber of commerce staff, and other business professionals who want to learn more about the growing ZWTL trend.
Preliminary Agenda
April 1, 2014
 10:00 am – 4:30 pm  Featured Manufacturers’ Zero Waste Initiatives: Large and Small
 Getting Started: Approaches, Tools, and Resources for Recycling Challenges
      Dumpster Dives, Green Teams, Incentives, Gaining Buy-in, Resources for Hard-to-Recycle Items
 Continuous Improvement ideas: What’s in Your Dirt?
      Finding Value in ZWTL Initiatives
 Integrated Resource Management Opportunities/Waste-to-Energy – Vendor Panel
 ZWTL Achiever Panel
      Topics including: Supply Chain Opportunities, Food Waste, Dumpster Dives, Employee Engagement
 4:30 – 6:00 pm  CRA Trade Show Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception


April 2, 2014
 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Carolina Recycling Association – General Session (Joint)
 Exhibit Hall
 ZWTL – Solution Matchmaking
      Rotating Table Topics: Vendor Services, Defining ZWTL, Team Formation, Analysis Tools, Feeding Your Marketing
Department, Composting, ZWTL Certifications and more!
 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm  Lunch in Exhibit Hall
 Download a Copy of the Preliminary Agenda


 
 
Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference
Registration: $225 (2-day conference)
The Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference is being held concurrently with Carolina Recycling Association’s 24th Annual Trade Show and Conference, March 31 – April 3. This larger trade show and conference features numerous recycling industry sessions, workshops, tours, and exhibits spanning over 4 days. CRA 24th Annual Conference Attendees may register for the Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference at a discounted rate of $115.

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