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The container deposit system in Oregon is unique amongst those in existence. Topics will range from the history and future of the Oregon Deposit Law to new technology at bottle drop centers, including the basic structure from the view points of both the consumer and distributor, environmental performance, and how the container redemption network operates.
CRI’s Susan Collins will moderate the panel of experts.
John Anderson- President, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative
John Andersen, President of OBRC for the last seven years, has been in involved in Oregon's Bottle Bill for over two decades. Prior to becoming president, John spent time working in many areas of Oregon's Bottle Bill including plant operations, transportation, reverse vending operations and government affairs.
Clayton Kyle – CEO, CLYNK
Clayton Kyle has been active as both a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in the Portland Maine area for more than 20 years.
In 2005, he was part of an investment team that purchased the technology and developed the business model for CLYNK, a unique, convenient bottle redemption service located in 48 Hannaford supermarkets across Maine. He has operated as CLYNK’s CEO since 2008; today CLYNK is the largest redemption service in Maine and, along with, along with its partner in Oregon, will be responsible for the collection of more than 130,000,000 containers in 2014.
Peter Spendelow – Natural Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Peter Spendelow has been a recycling specialist and solid waste policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) since 1985. Peter is responsible for collecting and analyzing data on solid waste disposal and recycling, including conducting of Oregon waste composition studies and providing advice and evaluation of Oregon's recycling and waste prevention programs, including the Bottle Bill.