Keynote Speaker

Keefe Harrison

Founder and CEO

The Recycling Partnership

An international speaker, media pundit, and environmental author, Keefe is a 22-year veteran of the space, dedicated to protecting the planet by fixing recycling and activating a circular economy in the U.S. as well as engaging companies in making measurable, lasting change. Under her leadership, The Partnership has grown significantly since its founding in 2014 and has transformed $95 million of investment from over 80 funding partners into $241 million in value creation, reaching over one million households and diverting over 770 million incremental pounds of recyclables from landfills.

Local Programs Session Speakers

Martyna Griffin

Keep Carroll Beautiful

Mason Towe

University of Georgia

Malte Weiland

Georgia Tech

Ryan Walden


Learn how Georgia universities and local government programs continue to expand their recovery efforts via innovation and technology.

Advancing Recovery Session Speakers

Paul Benvenuti, Reynolds Consumer Products

Hefty ReNew Program

Chris Mahin

Knauf Insulation NA

Abbey Patterson

Resource Recycling Systems/NAIMA

From glass and plastics to food service packaging, hear how the latest efforts to increase recovery of materials are continuing to grow & evolve.

Circular Solutions

Christy Sapp

Nexus Circular

Mark Steadman


Hear two diverse perspectives on how challenging, but valuable, materials are being addressed more aggressively as we strive toward a more circular economy.

Next Level Action Session Speakers

Rachel Musetti

Cox Enterprises

Candace Rutherford


Scott Chase

AMP Robotics

Get a glimpse into how technology and vibrant programs are elevating the reach of recycling.

Recycling Program Managers Workshop Speakers

Lena Chambless


Kim Charick

US EPA Region IV

Sarah Knapp


Hear update on state and federal funding for recycling programs.

Serving Diverse Populations Session Speakers

Leonard Robinson

Archdiocese of Atlanta

Jon Huls


Natasha Dyer


Hear how to bridge the gaps between economy and ecology, unify disparate audiences, and inform industry of ways that can monetize conservation while improving life for disadvantaged communities.

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