MRF Summit Keynote Panel

Looking to the Future (1 CEU)

Thursday, August 23
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Delta B

Moderator: Bob Cappadona, Vice President, Casella Recycling

How can stakeholders at every level continue the effort to sustainably recycle while navigating the environmental, political, and financial challenges that must be faced? What are the next steps that we can take to address this ongoing challenge?


David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO, SWANA

David Biderman

David Biderman is the Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), and has been a leader in the waste industry for more than 20 years. Mr. Biderman joined SWANA in April 2015 after 18 years with the National Waste & Recycling Association, where he was their General Counsel, Vice President for Government Affairs and Safety Director. Mr. Biderman is the former industry lobbyist in New York City and is very passionate about safety. Mr. Biderman was the recipient of Preco’s Safety in Motion award for 2016, given to an individual who is making a difference on safety. He has provided safety and compliance training to thousands of workers throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to entering the waste industry, Mr. Biderman was an attorney at the Washington DC law firm Steptoe & Johnson, where he specialized in environmental and transportation law. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Johns Hopkins University.

Robin Wiener, President, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

Robin Wiener

Robin K. Wiener leads the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), in Washington DC, which represents approximately 1,600 private for-profit companies in approximately 36 countries. She joined ISRI in 1989, directing environmental compliance activities and was appointed executive director in 1997—and then President in March 2000. Ms. Wiener was appointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Steel (ITAC-12) by the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative. She also serves as Chairwoman on the NMVTIS Advisory Board. Ms. Wiener currently serves on the Boards of SERI and the National Recycling Coalition. She is a Past Chair of NAM, is a member of the Key Industry Associations Committee (KIAC) of ASAE, and is a member of the U.S. Chamber Committee of 100. She is also a director of the International Environment Council of the Bureau of International Recycling in Brussels, a member of BIR’s E-Scrap Steering Committee, and serves on the Steering Committee of Electronics Recycling Asia and on the Jason Learning Board. Ms. Wiener earned a J.D. degree cum laude (Georgetown University Law Center), her B.S.E. degree in chemical engineering (University of Pennsylvania), and is co-author of the RCRA Compliance and Enforcement Manual (Shepard’s McGraw-Hill, 1994) as part of its Environmental Law Series.

Nina Butler, CEO, MORE Recycling

Nina Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler is the CEO of MORE Recycling. MORE is a research and technology firm with a mission to provide forward-thinking programs, tools (e.g., PlasticsMarkets.org), and services to accelerate the transition to a society that manages resources sustainably. Ms. Butler has been a visionary, leading industry, building collaboration and shedding light on the information necessary to overcome barriers the plastic recycling has been experiencing for nearly 20 years. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Management from Duke University.

William Moore, President, Moore & Associates

William Moore

William Moore is president of Moore & Associates, an international consulting firm engaged in providing a range of market research and strategic services to the paper recycling industry. Prior to his many years as a consultant, he held a series of positions in the solid waste, paper and recycling industries. These included founder and vice president of Paper Recycling International (a joint venture of Stone Container) and the first director of recycling for Waste Management, Inc. At Moore & Associates Mr. Moore has served over 300 clients on more than 500 projects. His knowledge base includes all aspects of the worldwide supply and demand of recovered paper.

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