A Circular Economy
Long Island Sound Room
Minimizing Waste, Maximizing Natural Resources
The Circular Econmy addresses resource scarcity, pollution, climate change and biodiversity.
Scarsdale’s Food Scrap Program, the first such initiative in Westchester County, has been a runaway grassroots success. The project has recycled over one million pounds of compostable material in Scarsdale alone, and served as the model for over twenty other Westchester communities. These municipalities have since set up their own collections, revolutionizing community composting in Westchester County. Got food scraps? Learn from Nadya about options for composting & digesting food scraps from community collection programs.
Friday, October 22, 11am
Composting Recycling for Municipalities
Sally Rowland, PhD, New York State DEC Environmental Engineer
Learn about the NYS Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law taking effect January 1, 2022; municipal grant opportunities relating to organics recycling, including food waste; and advances in organics recycling.
Reuse, Recycle, Reduce and Recover
Hear how Westchester County reduced waste by 24% since 2003 and survived the national recycling crisis caused by China's "National Sword Policy." Lou speaks about Recycle Right, and Expanding the Bottle Bill.
Jennifer Porter & Theresa Evans, GBB Solid Waste Management Consultants, Inc.
Learn about the "Circular Economy" and hear case studies and an overview of best practices for solid waste management in USA and NYS. This session will cover challenges facing municipalities plus innovative solutions—including anaerobic digesters—and will reshape how we all think about solid waste management.
All sessions moderated by Rachel Tieger, Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council