For Release: Monday, November 7, 2011
New York State Annual Recycling Conference Slated for November 16 And 17
The New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3), in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), will be hosting the 22nd Annual New York State Recycling Conference in Cooperstown, New York, November 16 and 17.
Conference attendees will learn about the latest technological advancements in recycling, which DEC is committed to as a critical element in the solid waste management hierarchy. A priority is placed on waste prevention, reuse and recycling as key strategies in the state's current solid waste management plan - Beyond Waste, A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy.
Session topics will include the latest technological advances in recycling, markets development, green marketing, product stewardship, academic curricula and use of social media in public education. Organics experts from across the state, in association with the Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI), will present comprehensive sessions on compost, including topics such as production, uses and markets, management planning and composting of municipal yard waste and institutional food waste.
The conference includes a two-day vendor exhibition, providing an opportunity for participants to obtain information on the latest recycling equipment and services. During the conference, the Recyclers of the Year Award will be presented and winners of the New York Recycles Day poster contest will be unveiled. The winning posters were prepared by students from grades K-12 and will be included in the NY Recycles 2013 calendar, which is supported by multiple sponsors. The conference closes with the NYSAR3 Annual Members Meeting.
The 22nd Annual NYS Recycling Conference will take place at Otesaga Resort Hotel, located on the shores of Lake Otesaga in historic Cooperstown. For a detailed agenda, registration and hotel booking form, please visit the NYSAR3 website which can be found in the right column of this page or call 518-402-9706.