Adjusting to National Sword

Adjusting to National Sword

BOLTON LANDING, NY – Recycling in the United States continues to change, due to international import restrictions and other factors. Over a year has passed since the implementation of National Sword and the recycling industry is adapting to a new normal. David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), will provide his insight into what is likely to happen over the next few years and how you can plan and prepare for the future. Join us on Wednesday morning from 8-8:30 am in the Conference Center to hear from national industry expert David Biderman and his forecast on recycling in the United States.


Recycling professionals will also want to note two additional sessions:
Tuesday @ 10:45 a.m. – Walk the Talk
Wednesday @ 8:45 a.m. – Messaging Matters

Of particular interest to those looking for tactics to fight contamination, “Walk the Talk” will feature best practices for cart tagging presented by Chris Coady of the Recycling Partnership. “Messaging Matters” will highlighting effective communication tactics while providing an overview of regional recycling campaigns. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s statewide “Recycle Right” effort will share their strategies for harmonizing communication efforts throughout the State.


In addition to these featured recycling sessions, the Federation’s seminar topics are a wide-ranging mix, covering emerging issues and technologies (many qualifying for P.E. continuing education credits). Over 75 speakers from across the nation will be presenting the latest on materials management, reuse, recycling, composting, energy-from-waste and landfill issues throughout 30 panels over two and a half days.

View the full technical session agenda