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Investing in Zero Waste Infrastructure


Jan 18, 2022 01:39 PM

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Arley Owens
Executive Director @Ohio Recycling Association
Arley is a National Recycling Coalition (NRC) Board Member and serves as the Chairman of the NRC’s Diversity Equity Inclusion Council. Arley is also the Founder and President of the critically acclaimed Earth Team Green Eco-Thriller Comic Book Franchise. Arley earned an MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix, a BA in Communications from THE Ohio State University and a SWANA Certified Residential Recycling Manager.
Brian Hawkinson
Executive Director @Recovered Fiber
Brian Hawkinson is American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Executive Director, Recovered Fiber. In this role, he manages issues and programs that promote increased paper recycling and maintain member company access to recovered fiber for use in manufacturing new pulp, paper and paperboard.
Frank Franciosi
Executive Director @US Composting Council
Mr. Franciosi is the current Executive Director of both the US Composting Council and the Compost Council Research & Education Foundation. He has spent over 29 years working with residuals management and composting both in operations management as well as sales and marketing.
Laura Hennemann
VP, Marketing & Communications @Strategic Materials
With over a decade of experience, Laura brings a background in industrial by-product recycling and commercialization in 32 countries. Today, Laura handles many glass recycling industry challenges through coordination with trade organizations – she sits on the Executive Board for the Glass Recycling Foundation (501c3 non-profit), is an active member of the Glass Recycling Coalition and the Glass Packaging Institute. Laura is a LEED Green Associate® and GBCI TRUE Advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Master of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.
Rachel Dial
Chief of Staff to the Chief Sustainability Officer @PureCycle Technologies
Rachel serves as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Sustainability Officer at PureCycle Technologies. Rachel works across PureCycle’s supply and sustainability workstreams, working with businesses, communities, and organizations to develop and deploy new programs to divert polypropylene waste from landfills, environments and waterways to be repurposed into PureCycle’s ultra-pure recycled resin. Rachel was part of the original leadership team that took PureCycle from startup to publicly traded company and was instrumental in closing $250M in municipal bonds that are funding the construction and operation of PureCycle’s first commercial plant.
Scott Breen
Vice President of Sustainability @Can Manufacturers Institute
Scott Breen is Vice President of Sustainability at the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). CMI represents U.S. metal can manufacturers and their suppliers. His responsibilities include promoting the can as a sustainable/circular package, advocating for federal and state legislation and regulation that reflect the can’s sustainability advantages, and leading the industry’s efforts to build upon the can industry’s leading recycling rates.