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The New Jersey WasteWise Business Network has teamed up with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers for a virtual event next month covering a range of industry topics, including presentations from glass and paper manufacturers.

The Wastewise Network is a free educational program, offered through the state Department of Environmental Protection, to help businesses and other organizations learn how waste reduction, recycling, and recycled product procurement can help their bottom line and the environment.

The online event begins at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3. The program will include these 20-minute presentations:

  • “Innovative Glass Recycling Technology” – Theresa Andrejack Loux, Technical Director, Aero Aggregates of North America, LLC
  • “School Recycling Inspection and Education Program” – Liz Sweedy, Recycling Coordinator, Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority
  • “Overcoming Disaster: Marcal Update and Paper Recycling Discussion” – Bill Schlenger, Director of Purchasing, Marcal Company
  • “Taking Strides Down the True Platinum Zero-Waste Road” – Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh, Vice President of Sustainability and Education, ECOS (Earth Friendly Products)

New Jersey certified recycling professionals will earn 1.5 re-certification credits for attending this online meeting. To register, go here.

For further information, contact Steven Rinaldi at the DEP’s Bureau of Sustainability at