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WasteExpo 2021, Las Vegas

June 28, 2021

Save the Date!  WasteExpo 2021 will now take place June 28-30, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

WasteExpo’s sessions explore top industry trends, inspiring talks from a wide array of thought leaders and visionaries, and four half-day workshops on, Zero Waste Certified Training, Food Waste & Organics Diversion Program Development, Safety, and Recycling.

 

Don’t miss these informative WasteExpo sessions:

 

waste expo 2021Moderator Tracie Onstad Bills of SCS Engineers leads the discussions of Anaerobic Digestion: Technologies, Feedstocks, Successful Case Studies

Monday, June 28, 2021:11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Room: N201-N204
Session Number: MORG211
/ CEU Credits:1
Tracks: Org Recyc&FRF Program- Organics Management Track

 


 

Patrick SullivanModerator Gary Bilbro leads Evaluation of Organics Management Options; Composting Odor Control; Equipment Maintenance including a feature presentation by Patrick Sullivan and Raymond Huff on the Comparison of Organic Waste Management Options in Terms of Air Quality and GHG Impacts. 

Raymond Huff

Tuesday, June 29, 2021:9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Room: N201-N204
Session Number: TORG111
Tracks: Org Recyc&FRF Program- Organics Management Track

 


 

US EPA’s Claudia Fabiano moderates Strategies and Policies for Food Waste and Increasing Recovery in Municipal, Regional, and State Programs, featuring success strategies you can use.

waste expo 2021 locationFood Recycling and Rescue – Los Angeles County’s Three-Pronged Approach. Michelle Leonard, Vice President, SCS Engineers, and Judi Gregory, Go2Zero Strategies. CA

 

lisa coelhoCommunity-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) of Food Waste Reduction Program in Santa Clara County and Food Recovery Efforts Project in Central Contra Costa County. Lisa Coelho, SCS Engineers, CA

 

waste expoThe Significance of Strategies to Reduce Food Waste. Amber Duran, SCS Engineers. CA

Tuesday, June 29, 2021:10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: N209-N212
Session Number: TFRF211
/ CEU Credits:1
Tracks: Org Recyc&FRF Program- Food Recovery Forum Track

 


 

Panel Discussion on The Future of Organics in California includes SCS Engineers’ Tracie Onstad Bills, Evan Edgar, and Bill Camarillo. They will discuss California’s SB 1383 implementation that will require a 75% diversion of organic waste from landfills by 2025. These industry policy leaders and composters present an interactive panel discussion regarding the collection, contamination, permitting, and markets of transforming organic wastes into compost and energy products. This lively conversation will include questions from the audience on how to develop over 100 facilities at a cost of $2 to $3 billion.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021:1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Room: N201-N204
Session Number: TORG311
/ CEU Credits:1
Tracks: Org Recyc&FRF Program- Organics Management Track

 


 

 

lisa coelhoModerator Lisa Coelho leads Organics Infrastructure Development, Investing Strategies, and Case Studies demonstrating the opportunities, diversion and utilization options, and feedstocks for meeting capacity needs of organic resource programs.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021:3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Room: N201-N204
Session Number: TORG411
/ CEU Credits:1
Tracks:
Org Recyc&FRF Program- Organics Management Track

 


 

 

lisa coelhoModerator Lisa Coelho also leads Food Waste and Food Production: Best Management Practices, Circular Economy, and Corporate Social Responsibility, covering Food production, waste, and recovery best practices.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021:4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Room: N209-N212
Session Number: TFRF511
/ CEU Credits:1
Tracks: Org Recyc&FRF Program- Food Recovery Forum Track

 


 

 

Join Moderator Regina Anderson of the Food Recovery Network and Tracie Onstad Bills for The Effects of Organics Diversion Policies onFood Donation and Food Waste Recycling Programs. Tracie will review the successful RecycleSmart Edible Food Generator Survey, for the Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021:11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: N209-N212
Session Number: WFRF311
/ CEU Credits:1
Tracks:
Org Recyc&FRF Program- Food Recovery Forum Track

 

 

Visit the event website for details and registration information

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation Releases New Report Focused on Recovery of Food Waste from MSW

April 28, 2016

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation released a report concluding that: a significant amount of additional food waste processing capacity will be required to achieve national, state, provincial, and local food waste diversion goals. The report also emphasizes the need for local decision-making in selecting and implementing those food waste diversion programs.

a significant amount of additional food waste processing capacity will be required to achieve national, state, provincial, and local food waste diversion goals. The report also emphasizes the need for local decision-making in selecting and implementing those food waste diversion programs.

The report goes on to say that interest in recovering food waste from municipal solid waste is growing to meet goals established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture, but many major metropolitan areas lack the infrastructure to manage the ability to meet the established goals. Two examples were cited:

Several states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, condition their food waste diversion requirements on the ability of generators to access adequate capacity within a certain distance.

Speaking as SWANA’s Executive Director and CEO David Biderman stated:

We believe that Americans need to rethink how food is handled before it is considered waste, to divert it into programs to feed people, and to find other productive uses for food as food. Once it becomes waste, however, municipal decision-makers, working with their processing partners, need to determine how to best manage the material.

Food Recovery Hierarchy courtesy of www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food page
Food Recovery Hierarchy courtesy of the EPA

The SWANA report focuses on the effects of food recovery at the two lowest tiers of the hierarchy – composting and landfilling/incineration. The report concludes that food waste diverted from landfill operations has the potential to be processed at composting facilities. Then, going on to say that anaerobic digestion (AD) and co-digestion at wastewater treatment facilities are also likely destinations for diverted food waste.

Jeremy O’Brien, Director of the Applied Research Foundation, noted:

The food recovery hierarchy does not apply universally; an analysis of greenhouse gas impacts based on local data and conditions is needed to identify the best food scraps management options for a specific community.

 

The report encourages solid waste managers to perform a life cycle analysis of economic and environmental costs and benefits based on local needs, system capabilities, and data to identify the most effective ways to manage food waste at the local level.

SCS Engineers and SWANA are both long-time advocates for local decision-making in establishing programs to collect and manage municipal solid waste.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 pm