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Recycling Initiatives and Developments in New York State
April 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Summary: a presentation that provides the audience with an update on recycling initiatives and developments in New
York State. Topics to be addressed include the New York State Legislature’s proposal for Enhanced Producer
Responsibility (EPR) for packaging and paper products (which make up 40% of the waste stream); a video tour of the
Winters Brothers’ recently updated Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in the Town of Brookhaven, and an overview of
the Recycle Right NY, an education and outreach campaign started by DEC and redeveloped Syracuse University.
Moderator: Nat Egosi, RRT Design & Construction
Speakers: Andrew Radin, Chair, New York Product Stewardship Council
Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair, NYS Assembly Environmental
Jeff Nella, Winters Brothers Manager, Brookhaven MRF
Melissa Young, Assistant Director Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions / Environmental Finance Center
1. Welcome, Overview of the Evan R. Liblit Scholarship Fund, and Introduction (Nat Egosi) (5 minutes)
2. Packaging and Paper Products – the problems, current situation, and how others around the nation
and globe are handling them. (Andrew Radin) (10 minutes)
3. New York State’s Proposed EPR Legislation for Packaging and Paper Products (Assemb. Steve
Englebright) (15 minutes)
4. Video Tour of Winters Brothers’ / Town of Brookhaven MRF (Jeff Nella) (15 minutes)
5. Recycle Right NY Program Overview (Melissa Young) (5 minutes)
6. Questions & Answers
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