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Trash Talk – Recycling, Plastics and Sustainability Panel at CAES March 17

March 2, 2020

A panel discussion "Trash Talk – Recycling, Plastics and Sustainability will be held March 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies Auditorium, 995 MK Simpson Blvd in Idaho Falls.

This panel discussion focuses on the impact China's policy changes have had on recycling programs and the waste industry in the US. Panelists will discuss their roles in responding to the changes and how they are working to reduce the waste stream and reverse the increasing nature of the U.S. as a disposable society.

The panel will include:

• Erik Coats, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Idaho

• Maria Magdalena Ramirez Corredores, Distinguished Research Scientist at INL

• Haley Falconer, City of Boise’s environmental manager in charge of the curbside recycling program

• Anne Germain, COO and SVP Regulatory Affairs for National Waste & Recycling Association

• Melissa Klembara, Technology Manager with U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office

• Yang Lu, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Boise State University

Seating is limited. TO REGISTER OR FOR INFORMATION ON STREAMING THE PRESENTATION, GO TO HTTPS://CAESCURRENTSTRASHTALK.EVENTBRITE.COM

CAES Currents seminars are held in response to global events, providing a forum for students, researchers, and the public to gain insight into the event, discover opportunities and solution-based outcomes, and increase dialogue among CAES affiliates leading to further collaboration and education.