2013 Paper & Packaging Symposium Agenda
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This two-day meeting will convene national packaging and recovery officials 
to review and refine 2014 recovery approaches.

Day One:  December 10, 2013

9:00 – 10:00:     Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 12:00:    Morning Session

  • Welcome:  Stephanie Baker, SERDC Chair
  • Welcome and Background:  Will Sagar, SERDC Executive Director
  • Goals & Objectives: Keefe Harrison, Event Facilitator, Senior Consultant at Resource Recycling Systems
  • Recent Research Profiling Recovery Activity: Jim Frey, President and CEO of Resource Recycling Systems
  • Understanding a National Perspective:  Jerry Powell, Resource Recycling Magazine
  • The Risk of Inaction:  Anne Johnson, Vice President and Principal of Corporate Sustainability at Resource Recycling Systems

12:00 – 1:00:     Networking Lunch

Lunch Speaker:    Jay Bassett, Chief of Materials Management at USEPA Region 4

1:00 – 3:00:  Afternoon Session

Retail and Brand Panel – Facilitated Discussion and Questions from the Audience

  • Panel Members:
    • Elisabeth Comere, Director of Environmental and Government Affairs at Tetra Pak
    • Rob Kaplan, Director of Product Sustainability at Walmart
    • Jeff Meyers, Manager of Sustainable Packaging for Coca-Cola North America Group
    • Laura Rowell, AMERIPEN and Global Sustainable Packaging Manager Consumer Products at Sonoco Packaging
    • Beth Schmitt, Director of Recycling at Alcoa

Presenting a Proposal for Action

  • Overviewing a Systems Approach:  Keefe Harrison
  • Where to Begin:  Jim Frey

3:00 – 3:30        Break

3:30 – 5:00        Late Afternoon Session

Recycling Sectors Panel and Facilitated Discussion

  • Panel Members:
    • Jeff Fielkow, Executive Vice President Revenue, Growth, Development at ReCommunity Recycling
    • Scott Mouw, Recycling Section Chief, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    • Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management
    • Steve Thompson, Director of Curbside Value Partnership

Small Group Discussion

5:00      Closing Thoughts for the Day

5:00 – 6:30        Reception

Day Two:  December 11, 2013

7:00 – 8:00        Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00      Morning Session

  • Welcome:     Will Sagar
  • Review of the Proposal and Goals:      Keefe Harrison
  • Understanding Collective Financing: Evaluating Return on Investment:      Jim Frey

9:00 – 10:00      Small Group Discussions:  Refining the Proposal

10:00 – 10:30     Break

10:30 – 12:00     Late Morning Session

Capturing Developments of the Day and Feedback from Teams:   Keefe Harrison

  • Panel Members:
    • Elisabeth Comere, Tetra Pak
    • Jeff Fielkow, ReCommunity Recycling
    • Jim Frey, Resource Recycling Systems
    • Rob Kaplan, Walmart
    • Scott Mouw, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    • Will Sagar, SERDC
    • Beth Schmitt, Alcoa

12:00 – 12:30     Break, Lunch

12:30 – 2:00      Working Lunch, Afternoon Session

  • Highlighting Outcomes from the Meeting:      Stephanie Baker, SERDC
  • Next Steps:     Collective Panel of Speakers
  • Closing Remarks      Will Sager, SERDC

Paper & Packaging Symposium Attendees
As of December 1, 2013

Confirmed Speakers & Panelists
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