Join several experts to talk about how to deal several difficult-to-manage materials. Learn how to divert carpets, mattresses, paint, and tires. Discuss how extended producer responsibility may impact these materials.
Ed Frechette, UTEC Lowell
Ed is Chief Innovation Officer at UTEC (United Teen Equality Center) in Lowell. He joined UTEC in June 2013 after nearly 30 years in advertising and restaurant marketing. He recently earned his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and is following his passion to serve disconnected youth. He is currently focusing on creating a range of social enterprises that will provide real-world work opportunities for the youth and revenues for the organization.
Sydney Hausman-Cohen, Product Stewardship Institute
Sydney Hausman-Cohen is Associate of Policy and Programs at the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), which pursues initiatives to ensure that all those involved in a product’s lifecycle share responsibility for reducing its health and environmental impacts. She manages PSI’s paint projects, as well as initiatives to expand access to product stewardship in rural areas and reduce phone book waste. Sydney holds a master’s degree in education from Touro College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, where she implemented campus sustainability initiatives and research centered around food waste and procurement.
Steve Forrest, Liberty Tires
As a senior executive in recycling, manufacturing and consulting, Steve has led organizations with great passion and a focus on continuous improvement. While leading Liberty Tire Recycling’s efforts in New England, his team recycles nearly 8 million tires each year with zero landfill the past 5 years. Steve also runs the South Bend Indiana division for LTR that recycles another 4.5 million tires from the Chicagoland area. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering/Operations from Cleveland State University and an MS in Management from Pepperdine University.
Larry Sagarin, Carpet Recycling
Larry Sagarin is the President and Founder of Carpet Recycling Services, a full service carpet removal, processing and recycling company with three facilities in New England, New York and Delaware. Larry has extensive experience in the environmental industry. A successful entrepreneur for over 20 years, he started his first business in 1993 and has since built, owned and operated multiple companies, including retail and internet ventures, as well as environmental services. As the operator of the largest carpet recycling facility north of the Carolinas, Larry’s focus is not only landfill diversion, but the creation and discovery of new and emerging markets for post-recycled carpet materials.