Titanium Sponsor

Ball Corporation

Platinum Sponsor

MillerCoors

Gold Sponsor

Larimer County Solid Waste

Silver Sponsor

Mountain Waste & Recycling

Host Committee

A special thank you to the Summit for Recycling Host Committee:

EverGreen ZeroWaste

Town of Snowmass Village

2018 Summit Agenda

The Summit schedule is complete with round tables and workshops, subject-matter experts, a business partner showcase, site tours, recycling awards, silent auction, and fun evening networking events.

Round Tables

Unless otherwise noted, concurrent sessions during this year's Summit will take the form of a round table. CAFR uses round tables as a method to convene stakeholders on regional and topical issues for the purpose of advancing infrastructure, end markets, and state and local policies in waste reduction, recovery and diversion.

Round tables are the first step in exploring the establishment of working groups that take on tangible, actionable and measurable projects over the course of a 12-month period. Each round table is led by a facilitator and the discussion centers around identifying two to three major obstacles in advancing infrastructure, end markets or policy to promote a circular economy and then choosing one task that can be accomplished in 12 months that will make a measureable impact.

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Sunday, June 3

Networking

5:00PM - 7:00PM Business Partner Showcase Welcome Reception
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Monday, June 4

Plenary

7:00AM - 8:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM - 9:30AM Opening Keynote
 Speaker(s)
Daniel Domonoske, Potential Industries, Inc.
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Concurrent Sessions

9:45AM - 11:45AM Moving the Needle at the Local Level
 Moderator(s)
Alicia Archibald, Bestway Recycling
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9:45AM - 11:45AM Landfills: Tipping the Scales to Divert More Waste
 Moderator(s)
Winn Cowman, Souder, Miller and Associates
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9:45AM - 11:45AM Closed-Loop Solutions for Plastics
 Moderator(s)
Graham Russell, Trupoint Advisors
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9:45AM - 11:45AM Financing End-Market Solutions
 Moderator(s)
John Lair, Momentum Recycling
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Plenary

12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
12:15PM - 1:30PM How Can the Cannabis Industry Contribute to Waste Reduction and Diversion?
 Speaker(s)
Grant Parsons, Alpine Waste & Recycling
Ren Gobris, Cannabis Regulatory Solutions
Laura Davis, Cannabis Compliance Specialist
Janet Burgesser, Certifiably Green Denver
Ronjit Basak-Smith, Sana Packaging
Adin Alai, 9 Fiber

Moderator(s)
Laurie Johnson, Colorado Association for Recycling
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Networking

1:30PM - 2:30PM Business Partner Showcase
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2:00PM Silent Auction Round 1 Closes

Concurrent Sessions

2:30PM - 4:30PM Opportunities for Change at the State Level
 Moderator(s)
Randy Moorman, Eco-Cycle
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2:30PM - 4:30PM Apples to Apples: Collecting Data to Effectively Measure Waste Diversion and Reduction
 Moderator(s)
Emily Coven, Recyclist
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2:30PM - 4:30PM Closed-Loop Solutions for C&D
 Moderator(s)
Jerry Williams, Denver International Airport
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2:30PM - 4:30PM End-Market Business Development
 Moderator(s)
Tim Dailey, Waste-Not Recycling
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Networking

6:00PM - 9:00PM CAFR Recycling Awards Gala
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Networking

9:00PM Young-at-Heart Professionals Meet-Up
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Tuesday, June 5

7:30AM - 8:30AM Continental Breakfast
8:15AM Silent Auction Round 2 Closes

Plenary

8:30AM - 9:45AM Round Table Recap
 Moderator(s)
Laurie Johnson, Colorado Association for Recycling
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Networking

9:45AM - 10:15AM Business Partner Showcase
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Concurrent Sessions

10:15AM - 12:15PM Cleantech Recycling Solutions
 Moderator(s)
Patrick Tierney, Clean Tech Open Rocky Mountain
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10:15AM - 12:15PM What Is the Best Way to Collect Our Stuff?
 Moderator(s)
Laurie Johnson, Colorado Assoiation for Recycling
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10:15AM - 12:15PM E-Waste Five Years Later - We Know the Symptoms, Now Let's Solve the Real Problem
 Moderator(s)
David Fridland, Eco-Products
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10:15AM - 12:15PM Organics Diversion Without Markets Equals What?
 Moderator(s)
Charles Kamenides, City of Longmont
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Plenary

12:15PM - 1:15PM Lunch
12:45PM Silent Auction Round 2 Closes
1:15PM - 2:30PM Ask Gubernatorial Candidates: What Is Your Vision for Building a New Recycling Economy in Colorado?
 Speaker(s)
Jared Polis, U.S. Representative
Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor

Moderator(s)
Suzanne Jones, Eco-Cycle and Mayor of Boulder
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2:30PM Drawing for Free 2019 Summit Registration

Tour

2:45PM - 5:00PM Rio Grande Recycling Center
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2:45PM - 5:00PM Pitkin County Solid Waste Center
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2:45PM - 5:00PM Aspen Skiing Company Micro-Hydro Plant
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