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Join us for our Winter By-Product Synergy Waste-to-Resources Event!

Innovating Waste-to-Profit in Puget Sound

Join us for a day of roundtable workshops, case presentations and inspiration for materials recovery and reuse!

January 22, 2015
Duwamish Longhouse
4705 West Marginal Way, SeattleDuwamish Longhouse

9:00 – 9:30 Refreshments & Networking
9:30 – 11:30 Hospital Blue Wrap and Plastic Roundtable
11:30 – 1:30 Networking and Lunch Program: Zero Waste for Sustainable and Profitable Organizations
1:45 – 3:45 Refractory Brick & Foundry Sand Roundtable
3:45 – 4:30 Networking


NBIS helps companies turn waste materials into resources for new products here in the Northwest.

Through our By-Product Synergy NW program, the online Materials Innovation Exchange, and our Materials Roundtables, participants address challenging waste streams to develop solutions that cut costs, reduce waste, and create economic opportunities.

Join us for a day of learning, discussion, and collaborative problem-solving on January 22nd at the welcoming and inspiring Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Registration discounts for BPS and NBIS members. The Lunch Program is included with Roundtable registration, or may be purchased separately.

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Morning Roundtable

Hospital Blue Wrap & Plastic Film

o Source reduction options
o Reuse streams: compaction; aggregation
o Local end markets
o Feasibility, barriers and solutions


Afternoon Roundtable

Refractory Brick & Foundry Sand

o Navigating the Beneficial Reuse regulatory process
o Next steps and value proposition for identified reuse options
o Thermal Reclamation option discussion

Lunch Program:

Zero Waste for Sustainable and Profitable Organizations

(Click HERE for descriptions of the speakers)

Mary Rose, NBIS – Welcome; Introduction of Speakers and Program

Michael Geller, Providence Health and Services, Oregon – “Using Vertical Integration to Close the Loop on Plastic Waste”

Kim DueringerRomac Industries – “Supply Chain Management Supporting Zero-Waste and Sustainability Goals”

Bryant Esch, Waupaca Foundry, Inc. – “Leading the Way for Green Foundries and Beneficial Reuse Practices”

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Register Today!