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2016 Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference

Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference
Businesses Sharing Solutions

March 22 & 23, 2016
Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

A joint event with Carolina Recycling Association’s 26th Annual Conference & Trade Show

The  two-day, peer-sharing conference will  address a variety of zero waste to landfill programs, issues and challenges facing manufacturers and businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina and across the region.

Come, Learn and Participate:   Hear from peer manufacturers about practical approaches to launching, running and improving of ZWTL programs, vendor networking, resources, waste to energy, source reductions, and addressing those one-time problematic wastes. Participate in the Zero Waste Flea Market, a reverse trade show session where recycling vendors come to you!

Who Should Attend?  Manufacturer or business pursuing zero waste to landfill initiatives or seeking to improve waste reduction practices.

Pre-Conference Workshop at No Extra Cost:  Zero Waste to Landfill 101 - Business and industrial participants will learn the basics of launching and running a Zero Waste to Landfill Program at their facilities in an interactive and training-paced environment.

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Agenda Preview:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
8:30 – 10:30 Pre-Conference Workshop ZWTL 101

11:00- 6:30 Session Topics

  • Featured Zero Waste Initiatives    
  • Practical Approaches That Work    
  • Zero Waste Market Place (A Reverse Tradeshow)    
  • Exhibit Hall Reception

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

9:00 – 3:15 Session Topics

  • Joint Conference: Keynote Addresses
  • Reduce & Reuse Before Recycling
  • Navigating Waste-to-Energy Choices
  • Going for the Last Few Percent!
  • Conference Wrap-Up

About the organizers: The Carolina Recycling Association is proud to co-host the 2016 Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference working in conjunction with the NC Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service, the South Carolina Department for Commerce, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and Waste Reduction Partners.

Contact:  Terry Albrecht, NCDENR, 828 251-7475,