The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), Brattleboro, Vermont, has announced it will host a free webinar Wednesday, May 16, 2018, focused on finding opportunities in glass recovered from material recovery facilities (MRFs).
The Finding Opportunities in MRF Glass webinar, set for 2-3:30 p.m. EST, will explore the findings of the Closed Loop Fund’s (CLF’s) recent MRF Glass Study; Governmental Advisory Associates’ MRF data that informed CLF’s study; CLF’s tool for assisting MRFs and municipalities to calculate the financial return based on their glass recycling set up; an overview of Aero Aggregates’ use of recycled glass to make a foam glass aggregate; Massachusetts’ work to address the glass recycling issues that have ensued since the closing of the glass bottling company in Milford, Massachusetts; and the research about MRFs conducted by the Governmental Advisory Associates.
The presenters include:
- Ellen Martin, vice president, impact and reporting, CLF;
- Eileen Berenyi, principal, Governmental Advisory Associates;
- Herb Northrop, chief operating officer, Aero Aggregates; and
- Brooke Nash, branch chief, waste reduction programs, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
NERC is a nonprofit organization that conducts research, projects, training and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and environmentally preferable purchasing.
Closed Loop Fund, an investment fund that finances scaling recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing technologies that advance the circular economy, is part of the New York-based Closed Loop Partners, which invests in sustainable consumer goods, advanced recycling technologies and the development of the circular economy.