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Wed, October 02, 2013

 

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Recycling Trends: Past, Present & Future is the theme of this year’s Oklahoma Recycling Conference set for Thursday, Oct. 17, at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center.

Hosted by the Oklahoma Recycling Association (OKRA), the full-day conference attracts municipal and county officials, recycling professionals, community and business leaders, educators, students and Oklahoma residents interested in the business of recycling or improving local programs.

Internationally known keynote speaker, Jerry Powell, owner and publisher of Resource RecyclingPlastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News will discuss municipal recycling trends in the United States. At lunch, attendees will enjoy an entertaining presentation by Stan Slaughter titled, “Confessions of a Trash to Treasure Troubadour.”

Other conference topics include Recycling Today in Oklahoma, Curbside Recycling Case Studies, Hospitality Industry Recycling, Construction and Demolition Debris, Rural Challenges to Recycling, State-of-the-Art Materials Recovery Facilities, and an Expert Q&A Wrap-Up.

Participants can download the full program and register for the conference online by visiting www.recycleok.org/events-activities.php. Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, refreshment breaks and parking will all be covered with a registration fee of $60 paid by Oct. 10 or $75 thereafter. Students receive a discounted registration fee of $15 if registered by Oct. 10.

After the conference, Slaughter will present a free workshop, “Best Practices in Compost Education,” from 3:45-4:45pm. No registration is necessary and anyone may attend this post-conference workshop that explores innovative approaches used by top programs around the country.

Recycling Trends: Past, Present & Future offers case studies, best management practices and a forum for networking,” said Ilda Hershey, OKRA Conference Chair and OSU Sustainability Coordinator. “It’s a fun and productive day of information exchange in support of recycling efforts across Oklahoma.”

The event is sponsored by Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Department of Environment Quality, Oklahoma Environment Management Authority , Choctaw Nation, Indian Nations Chapter of SWANA, OGE Energy Corp., Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, Waste Connections of Oklahoma, Republic Services, City of Stillwater, Natural Evolution, Inc., and United Engines, LLC.

Up to five continuing education credits will be offered to members of the Solid Waste Association of North America who attend the conference. For more information, contact info@recycleok.org.