Association of Ohio Recyclers - 2022 Fall Workshop

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Association of Ohio Recyclers - 2022 Fall Workshop

Association of Ohio Recyclers Presents: Emerging Ohio Recycling Markets and Trends

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, African Event Center, Tanzania Room 4850 West Powell Road Powell, OH 43065

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The Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) is hosting a fall workshop. Join us for several expert-led recycling and sustainability discussions and presentations, including a look at measures the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is employing to strive toward its vision of "sustainable coexistence of all living things."

Ticket includes free parking and lunch. Guests may explore the zoo following the workshop.

**Tickets must be reserved by Tuesday, October 4, 2022.**


9:00 AM: Registration, Networking, Coffee and Snacks

9:45 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • John Woodman, AOR President
  • Nichole Lemin, Chief, Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management

10:00 AM: Foam Recycling Development and Grants

  • Ken Lewis, Vice President of Materials, Eco Development

11:00 AM: Advancements in Plastic Recycling in Ohio

  • Michael Sandoval, Corporate Purchasing Director, Evergreen Plastics
  • Purecycle

11:50 AM: Lunch and National Recycling Coalition Updates

  • Bob Gedart, NRC Board President

12:45 PM: Animal Ambassadors/Networking

1:15 PM: Sustainability at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

  • Michael Kreger, Vice President , Conservation and Sustainability, Columbus Zoo

2:00 PM: Round Table Discussion on Current Ohio Recycling Trends

  • Ernie Stall, Environmental Specialist 3, Ohio EPA
  • Ben Pedigo, Recycling Sales Manager, Rumpke Recycling
  • Stacey Boggs, Midwest Region Sales Manager, Pratt Industries
  • Jill Martin, Director of State Programs, The Recycling Partnership

3:00 PM: Closing Remarks

3:15 PM: Optional; Participants May Explore Zoo at Leisure

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