SWANA
workers sorting plastic recycling

Conference Topic: Resource Management & Waste Diversion

Recycling has become more challenging in recent years due to lower commodity prices and a changing waste stream.

  • Innovative approaches to recycling in the developed and developing world
  • Overcoming current challenges related to recycling
  • Whether the methodology used to define recycling should change from a weight-based system
  • Proven strategies and technologies for food waste diversion programs
  • Opportunities/Obstacles relating to implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
  • How to create sustainable production & consumption policies with EPR
  • How EPR can create meaningful jobs
  • How to address difficult-to-recycle items