PSI & Armstrong Webinar

Building Materials and Product Stewardship

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
2:00 to 3:30 PM ET / 11:00 – 12:30 PM PT
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Overview: The US EPA estimates that 136 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste is generated each year, much of which goes to landfills. C&D waste consists of many different types of materials, including concrete, wood, bricks, metal, plastics, drywall, carpet, acoustical ceilings and much more. In this free webinar, PSI, presenters, and participants will consider how product stewardship can be applied to this waste stream. We will hear an overview of the issue, with a particular focus on gypsum recycling, from the Northeast Waste Management Official's Association (NEWMOA) and examine the existing opportunities presented by the Armstrong World Industries' recycling program for ceiling tiles. Reckson, a Division of SL Green Realty Corp., will also discuss their current efforts to increase carpet and ceiling tiles recycling and their experience with using the Armstrong program. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with pursuing a product stewardship approach to reduce the impacts of this complex waste stream.
Moderator: Sierra Fletcher, Product Stewardship Institute
Sierra Fletcher is Director for Policy and Programs at Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). She works on PSI’s product and policy initiatives, as well as supporting groups of local governments and others developing and pursuing product stewardship initiatives in their states. Prior to coming to PSI, Sierra worked for 10 years on environmental and consensus-building efforts with diverse stakeholder groups in Alaska, Cambodia, the Middle East, and New England. Sierra has a master’s degree in environmental policy and conflict resolution from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.
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Presenters: Terri Goldberg, Executive Director, NEWMOA
Terri Goldberg is the Executive Director of the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA). She has been with NEWMOA since 1989, working on numerous solid waste, hazardous waste, pollution prevention, and toxics reduction projects. She has a Masters Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration on environmental health policy. Prior to joining NEWMOA, she worked for the US EPA Region 1 and Industrial Economics, Inc.
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Anita Snader, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Armstrong

Anita Snader is the Environmental Sustainability Manager of Armstrong Building Products’ Division in Lancaster, PA. She manages the environmental initiatives for the Commercial Ceiling division, works closely with technical, marketing, and sales to develop programs and tools for customers, and serves as a liaison with all divisions to implement a unified corporate sustainability strategy. She is a LEED accredited professional with the United States Green Building Council, and was the co-chair of Armstrong’s LEED team that led the corporation to LEED EB Platinum certification of their corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA. She serves on the Central Pennsylvania Green Building Council Board, and heads the chapter’s green schools committee. Her experience is in Marketing, Research, Product Development and Customer Satisfaction both in the consumer goods, hospitality, building products and advertising industries.

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Jay Black, Director of Architectural Services, Reckson, A Division of SL Green
Jason is director of architecture and sustainability for Reckson a division of SL Green's Westchester and Connecticut portfolio consisting of approximately five million square feet of Class A commercial office space. His experience within commercial interior architecture began in 1999, working for several top commercial interior architecture firms, before joining Reckson in 2004. Jason is responsible for overseeing and providing architectural services including tenant, capital, & reposition projects. In February 2007, Jason established Reckson's market leading sustainable program through broad sustainable initiatives addressing recycling/waste management, energy & water conservation, and green procurement. Jason also plays integral role within the community as a member of both the Westchester County Climate Action Committee, the White Plains Sustainability & Environmental Enhancement Committee.

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