Thursday, June 7, 2018

ecomaine to Welcome International Waste Management Leader to 2018 Annual Meeting in Portland

CEO of Solid Waste Association of North America, David Biderman to address ecomaine communities and stakeholders, as recycling markets face uncertain future

PORTLAND, Maine – ecomaine will welcome David Biderman, CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to its annual meeting on June 14, 2018 in Portland.  Biderman will address the future of sustainable waste management in the face of unprecedented turmoil in the markets for recyclable materials.  Biderman will also present to Freeport High School senior Taylor Dostie the Steve Parker Memorial Scholarship on behalf of the SWANA Chapter of Northern New England.

ecomaine CEO Kevin Roche will address attendees on the state of ecomaine’s recycling, waste-to-energy, landfill, administrative, and educational outreach programs during Fiscal Year 2018, and will look ahead to Fiscal Year 2019 and beyond.  Additionally, outgoing Board Chair Troy Moon will recognize ecomaine’s 2018 eco-Excellence Award winners.

WHO:                   Kevin Roche, ecomaine CEO

                              David Biderman, Solid Waste Association of North America CEO

                              Troy Moon, ecomaine Board Chair and City of Portland Sustainability Manager

                              Matthew Frank, incoming ecomaine Board Chair & Chair, Town of Harrison Select


                              Mike Shaw, Finance & Audit Committee Chair and Public Works Director, Scarborough

                              Caleb Hemphill, Outreach & Recycling Committee Chair and Chair, Falmouth Town


                              Tony Plante, Nominating Committee Chair and Windham Town Manager

                              Tom Halstead, representing Allagash Brewing Company

                                             2018 eco-Excellence Award winner, Business Leadership

                              Ruth Libby, representing Ruth’s Reusable Resources

                                             2018 eco-Excellence Award winner, Non-Profit Leadership

                              David Pope of Massabesic Middle School in Waterboro

                                             2018 eco-Excellence Award winner, Individual Leadership

                              Taylor Dostie, Freeport High School Senior

Recipient of SWANA NNE Chapter Scholarship

WHEN:                 Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:               Thompson’s Point Brick South, Portland, Maine

About ecomaine

ecomaine, located in Portland, Maine, is the member-owned, nonprofit, recycling and waste-to-energy operation that serves a third of the state’s population in 74 member communities.  ecomaine provides comprehensive long-term solid waste solutions in a safe, environmentally responsible, economically sound manner, and is a leader in raising public awareness of sustainable waste management strategies.

About the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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