•  May 28, 2020
     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, SGIA, Flexographic Technical Association and the Great Lakes Graphics Association have partnered to bring you a series of webinars on renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability. Join us for the latest webinar in the series, which will concentrate on reuse and recycling solutions for challenging waste streams.

Waste management of printing industry byproducts now has more visibility than ever and is a challenge to the entire value chain from brands and retailers through printing operations, label converters, and their suppliers.

Sustainability goals in printing have focused attention on wastes  that are very difficult, if not impossible, to recycle. These include multi-layer laminate and flexible packaging byproducts, press set-up waste, adhesive-coated matrix, and pressure-sensitive release liners.

Even with down-gauging materials to reduce volume, there are still hundreds of thousands of tons of non-recyclable materials generated each year in the US that are destined for landfills because very few cost-effective options for recycling are available.

In this webinar, we will showcase one non-landfill option for Wisconsin generators of these types of manufacturing wastes that are being used to provide an alternative fuel source. We will also hear a case study from one company who used this option and learn the why, how of their successes. You will have a chance to ask questions and learn more from our guests, and maybe you’ll be inspired to look into how non-landfill disposal might work for your company.

About the Presenters:
Roz Bandy is the Vice President, Sustainability for TLMI She has worked in the field of sustainability for 15 years, primarily in packaging and labels. She currently lead the sustainability efforts for TLMI, the US trade association for the label industry. Much of what she does is educational and helping their members sort through what it means to reduce impacts on the environment while helping their customers do the same.

Ted Hansen is the CEO of Convergen Energy in Green Bay, WI. Ted has worked for Convergen Energy since its startup in 2009. Ted’s education was in chemical engineering, and prior to joining Convergen Energy he worked for Kimberly-Clark and AstenJohnson producing tissue, nonwovens, and paper machine clothing. In his current role, Ted oversees the Green Bay fuel pellet manufacturing operations and the L’Anse Warden Electric Company in L’Anse, MI. Convergen Energy has been providing an alternative to landfilling for over ten years and they diverted over 450,000 tons of non-recyclable materials from landfills since their inception.”

Danielle Jerschefske is the Business Development Manager, Outlook Group LLC. She drives growth opportunities to Outlook Group by creatively combining our resources across printed labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons and zero distance contract packaging management. Outlook is a leader in environmental impact reduction, so she and her team deliver packaging and services that support their customers in realizing their own environment goals. They navigate the journey of sustainable stewardship together with our end users, formulating a cohesive plan for impact reduction with material downgauging, landfill avoidance partnerships, material selection consultation and roadmap execution.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central


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