DUE TO AN UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES, THE OPEN FORUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We will notify members as to whether the Open Forum will be rescheduled.
Is contamination killing recycling? Hardly a day goes by without a story about the industry pain caused by low commodity prices, or the problems with organics or multi-layered packaging. Is there a solution to skyrocketing costs, anemic cash flow and stagnant diversion rates, not to mention global warming?
The July SPC Open Forum will feature the EcoHub, a proposed integrated eco-industrial park that will separate & process mixed waste in a closed-loop campus. Will this be just another failed dirty MRF, or a potential solution to the future of sustainable materials management?
Rob Watson is Chief Science Officer of EcoHub Inc. and President and Chairman of PrimaFilm LLC. An international leader in market transformation and green buildings, Watson is known as the “Founding Father of LEED.” Under Rob’s direction, LEED became the largest and fastest-growing international standard by which green buildings are measured. Author Thomas Friedman calls Rob "one of the best environmental minds in America."