As it happens every year around this time, I’m beginning to schedule next year’s events that I plan on attending. Every year I go to SWANApalooza, which is in Boston, MA, from February 25–28, 2019. In adding this to my calendar, I’m pleased and honored to have been asked by SWANA to moderate one of their keynote panel discussions.
The title of the keynote is, “Shrinking Capacity, Rising Cost in New England Waste Management.” The description I was given is: “Shrinking disposal options in New England, limited processing capacity and increased pressures on recycling markets are posing short and long-term operational and financial challenges for New England solid waste managers. Learn from three New England leaders how the Northeastern United States is adapting disposal and diversion practices to meet these challenges. Of particular interest will be how the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is updating its solid waste master plan and the initial findings of a regional capacity analysis.”
The panelists scheduled to participate are Phil Goddard, Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development Town of Bourne, MA; John Fischer, Branch Chief, Commercial Waste Reduction & Waste Planning, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection; and Kevin Roche, General Manager, ecomaine.
Registration for SWANApalooza 2019 is now open.
Also, congratulations to Evan Clark for having created the winning design for the International Compost Awareness Week poster.