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In the past few months, the recycling world has been rocked by media reports that recycling is no longer profitable, especially glass recycling. In this webinar, experts from the glass collection, processing and manufacturing industries will address the facts behind the hysteria and explain why glass recycling—when done according to a few proven best practices—is more viable, more efficient and more important than ever.

CRI’s Susan Collins will moderate the panel of experts.

Panelists Include:

Michelle Goth- Regional Business Manager, Ripple Glass

Michelle Goth has been with Ripple Glass since 2012. Michelle primarily focuses on helping communities outside of Kansas City recycle glass. She also enjoys managing Ripple’s social media accounts and connecting with recyclers. Michelle came to Ripple Glass from Cerner Corporation, where she managed technical training programs. She holds a degree in Finance from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, and a M.B.A. from University of Missouri-Kansas City. Michelle also serves on the Missouri Recycling Association board, and was recently re-elected Treasurer.
Scott E. Colangelo,  Senior Research Associate and a member of Owens Corning’s Senior Technical Staff

Scott has been in the glass industry for 30 years and with Owens Corning for 25 years.    With his time at Owens Corning, Scott has broad glass and melting experienceproducing Composite and Insulation fiberglass products.   Scott currently has global raw material and glass technical responsibilities for Owens Corning’s Insulation business.
Matt Riggs –Outreach Coordinator, Mid-America Regional Council

Matt Riggs works as the Outreach Coordinator for the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District. His job responsibilities include coordinating the regional recycling website, RecycleSpot.org and the Recycle More education campaign, the Kansas City Environmental Education Network, and the MARC Green Team. Matt has an alter ego by the name of “Eco Elvis” which he uses to “edutain” people about recycling and environmental issues.



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