Ron Vance, acting chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Material Conservation and Recycling Branch, makes a point about the EPA's changing attitude toward sustainability during a Waste Expo conference session.
Richard Abramowitz, director of public affairs for Waste Management Inc.'s Recycling Services, makes his presenatation during the "Sustainable Materials Managment" session.
Attendees listen intently during a session on WasteExpo's first full day.
The sustainable materials session is interupted by people protesting low wages at Waste Management Inc. operations.
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Registration is brisk as well as the first full day of WasteExpo began.
Handling event waste management in Austin, Texas, is the topic of a presentation by Eric Hise of Texas Disposal Systems.
Carey Hamilton, executive director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition, talks about recycling and waste reduction accomplishments surrounding the most recent Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
Attendance is strong at the confrence sessions during WasteExpo's first full day.
Chaz Miller, director of state programs for the National Solid Wastes Managment Association, talks about trends in transporation regulations that affect the waste and recycling business.
William Bensmiller, Nevada Division administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, tells attendees what they need to be aware of to keep in compliance with the government.
Will Bensmiller of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration makes a point during his presentation at WasteExpo.
The WasteExpo exhibt setup begins days before the show opens as workers get each individual booth ready for the show.
ERl Henry of Roll Rite LLC pauses for a moment while he works to prepare for the opening of WasteExpo's exhibition.
Before WasteExpo's exhbit opens the floor is often a sea of crates and packaging.
A forklift operator moves some equipment to help prepare for the opening of the WasteExpo exhbit.
Michael Asuncion of CompliantSolutions USA LLC lays down adhesive and tape in preparation for a finished booth at the opening of the WasteExpo exhbition.
Bob Coyle, vice president of public affairs & government relations for Republic Services Inc., talks about his perspective on collection with multifamily dwellings during a first-day session on the topic.
Crates on the floor of the WasteExpo exhibit hall will soon divulge their contents.
Workers check high and low to make sure everything is ready for attendees when they pour into the exhibit hall Tuesday morning.
Steve Miller, CEO of Bulk Handling Systems, gets into the nitty gritty of materials recovery facilities.
Heidi Sanborn of the California Product Stewardship Council addresses extended producer responsibility.
Will Flower, senior vice president of corporate communications for Republic Services, lays out the pitfalls of greenwashing when it comes to corporate sustainability reports.
WasteExpo's first full day featured crowded session rooms and presentations on topics from material recovery facilities to event waste management. Take a look through our photo gallery to sample some of the visual highlights of the day.
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