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[GreenYes] NM Conference - Call for Abstracts

Managing Waste in the Wide Open Spaces

Loads of Opportunity

Rural Recycling Transfer Disposal Diversion
Arid Climate

A Joint Conference hosted by New Mexico Recycling Coalition and The New
Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North


On June 12-15, 2006, a regional joint conference hosted by the New
Mexico Recycling Coalition and the Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste
Association of North America will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This will be the most comprehensive, informative and economical
conference of recycling and waste management issues in the rural and
arid West.

Keynote speakers, lectures, panel discussions, and roundtables in the
categories listed below will be selected. To initiate your
participation as a speaker, experts from industry, academia, government,
recyclers and consultants are invited to submit papers describing
research, applications, tools and case studies. Approximately 30
minutes are provided for each presentation, including questions and

We are especially interested in the following TOPICS (with suggested

Managing the Open Spaces: Tools to Improve Operational Efficiencies

* Curbside versus drop-off centers
* Economics of various collection / transfer / recycling equipment

* Automated collection
* Combining collection / transfer / marketing among communities
* Safety issues
* Training issues
* Commercial recycling audits
* Geographical challenges
* Tribal operations
* College and University recycling
* Institutional, lab and corporate recycling

Profitable Scrap-Finding the Money in Recycling

* How to
* Reuse / buy recycled / recycled products
* Green retailers
* Hard to recycle items and programs
* E-waste recovery
* NAFTA issues / Border issues
* Green building

Expansive Possibilities in Processing

* Material recovery facilities

* C & D recycling
* Organics diversion / grinding / composting
* Disposal
* Tire processing

Pushing Their Buttons: Decision-makers' guide to Advocacy

* Legislative trends / initiatives
* Environmental justice issues
* Bottle bill pros / cons
* Education and outreach
* How to present to elected officials
* Waste sheds
* New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month

When completing the application, please keep these points in mind:

1. How is your subject contemporary and relevant?
Explain what is new or unique about the information presented.

2. What specific benefits or advantages will attendees
gain from this topic? Be specific about the tools and techniques you
provide for attendees.

3. What will the participants be able to do as a result
of attending this session?

4. Provide examples of how the points presented can be
transferred to other organizations.

On your Abstract Submittal please include:

Contact Name:



City, State, Zip:




Web Site:


AV Needs:

2-3 Paragraph Description Of Your Talk

Submit your Abstract:

Mail to NMRC, PO Box 24364, Santa Fe, NM 87502

FAX to 505-466-6266

Call for Info: 505-983-4470

E-mail to English@no.address

Submit online at


Presenters will receive free Conference admission for one day. For more
information about the conference, please go to

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