Wednesday, November 30
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
By-Product Synergy (BPS) is the matching of wastes and under-utilized resources at one facility with potential users at another – the results include reductions in operating costs, improved environmental performance, increases in energy efficiency, reductions in CO2 emissions, and job creation and retention. The US BCSD has developed a repeatable process for the successful launch and operation of BPS in regional markets across the county and is now working to create a national network in which each of the regional markets are linked. Our approach to BPS results in quantifiable economic, environmental and societal benefits for not only the participating companies but also the communities in which they are located. This presentation will give an overview of BPS, provide several examples of synergies which have been developed through the BPS process, and describe how companies can participate in the network.
A.W. Armstrong, US BCSD
A.W. Armstrong is the US BCSD Program Manager for By-Product
Synergy and is responsible for managing the growth of the National BPS Network.
A.W. has over 15 years of consulting experience, helping organizations
within the refining, chemical, metal castings, transportation and beverage
industries design and implement management systems focused on reducing waste
and improving environmental performance.
Over the past decade, A.W. has been involved in the
development of innovative programs to drive environmental improvements. A.W. was appointed by the Commissioners of
the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Pollution Prevention
Advisory Committee and is a former co-chair of that group. A.W. has a B.A. in Psychology from the
University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Geology from the
University of Texas at San Antonio.
A.W. and his wife live in Austin, Texas with their two kids
and dog. When he’s not working he loves
to spend time at the family farm, mountain bike and try to play guitar.
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