Tennessee CLEAN at the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference

Tennessee CLEAN at the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference

Tennessee CLEAN at the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference

Tennessee CLEAN recently took a detour to Texas for the Resource Recycling Conference in Austin. Kevin Botts, director of policy at Tennessee Wildlife Federation, gave a presentation about Tennessee CLEAN in a session on Monday, August 15, titled “Fresh Ideas to Inspire Progress.” The session featured several innovative program leaders working on material recovery projects across the country. 

The Resource Recycling Conference has become the place for industry leaders to discuss the latest ideas and innovations in recycling and sustainability. The conference is planned by recycling professionals, for recycling professionals – with the ultimate goal of connecting and providing practical tools for people in the recycling industry. This kind of collaboration is essential for creating an effective circular economy nationwide. 

“It was a huge honor to be invited to speak at this conference,” said Kevin. “Tennessee CLEAN has the opportunity to be a model bill for other states in the south and across the country looking for ways to solve the growing litter problem nationwide. I’m proud to be part of the organization leading what could be a profound change in the way our country addresses such an important issue.” 

Inaugural members of the Tennessee CLEAN coalition also presented at the conference. Laura Henneman from Strategic Materials and Sara Axelrod from Ball Corporation presented in multiple sessions about the current state of deposit return systems and what could be done to improve their efficiency. As Tennessee CLEAN moves forward, it is important to have voices like these bringing firsthand industry knowledge to help determine the best solutions for solving the litter problem. 

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