While communities drive diversion and brands desire recycling for everything, we are clearly challenging our recycling systems. Lack of knowledge about designing for commodity value and inattention to fundamental best practices is leaving recycling systems vulnerable to expensive alternatives.
On August 27th, Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainability, spoke to a crowd of directors of public works, CEOs/CFOs/COOs, environmental engineers, directors of solid waste, board members, and more gathered during SWANA WASTECON in Dallas, Texas. Johnson shared her experience on the upstream side of recycling, specifically consumer brands and the trends that are leading to impacts on the packaging waste stream. She also took a frank look at how we can design for true recyclability and how our current design methods are stressing the health of our recycling system.
View the full slide deck of Anne’s presentation here: Anne Johnson – The Changing Waste Stream – WASTECON Aug 2014