When manufacturers source raw materials for a product, the recycled materials industry provides a more sustainable alternative to cutting trees, mining, drilling, or harvesting natural resources. Recognizing the critical role the recycled materials industry plays in sustainability, ISRI2023 offers a variety of sessions for attendees covering related topics. Topics include the digitalization of the economy, global sustainability regulations, data management of recycled materials and more. Be sure to check out these sessions to hear expert guidance and get practical takeaways that you can apply at your organizations.

Recycling Technology: Driving Toward Industry 4.0
Presented by the ISRI Young Executives Council

The digitalization of operations management, human-machine interfaces, commodity trading, marketing, and much more have revolutionized the recycled materials industry. Industry 4.0 has brought the advent of new state-of-the-art technologies to our industry, introducing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cloud data management and analytics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn how the fourth industrial revolution will affect the processing, trading, and consumption of recycled materials and how you can embrace these new technologies to continue your organization’s growth.

Drake Hougo
Co-Founder & COO, ReMatter

Emily Molstad
CEO & Co-Founder, VALIS

Amanda Marrs
Senior Director of Product, AMP Robotics

Gordon Driscoll
CEO, GreenSpark Software

Recycled Steel – Meeting Growing National and Global Consumer Needs in a Sustainability Focused Environment
Recycled materials are essential to meet the growing demands for sustainably sourced infrastructure and products. Developing standards allows companies to demonstrate they are optimizing processes to satisfy these demands in an efficient and sustainable manner. This session will explore the importance of steel manufacturing to meet ESG requirements and commitments. Attendees will learn about the climate-focused Global Steel Standard, currently being developed by the Global Steel Climate Council, that has a simple method to verify low-GHG recycled steel that meets growing demand and climate goals.

Christopher J. Bedell
General Manager Corporate Legal Affairs, Nucor

Geneviève Piché
Head of Sustainable Finance and Advisory, Wells Fargo & Company

Environmental Social Governance Solution Strategies for Success
The steady monitoring of company practices as outlined in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) portfolio, the introduction of new and expanded material types, global and domestic policies, conflicts, trade restrictions, climate events, economic downturn impacts, transportation hurdles, and employee shortages continue to strain supply chains. Hear from experts how to document actions, progress, and risk management strategies as outlined in the ESG portfolio. Learn how the ISRI ESG online fillable form will help document sound environmental compliance, safety, social, and governance practices for suppliers and customers.

Robert Ellsworth
Director of Sustainability, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Abbie Webb
Director of Sustainability, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Susan Robinson
Recycling and Sustainability Consultant, SusanKRobinson Consulting

David Szmigielski
Director, Sustainable Finance & Advisory, Wells Fargo Securities

The Evolving Battery Landscape in Electronics and Metals Recycling
The world is becoming increasingly electrified. This movement presents our industry with challenges and tremendous opportunities to set forth and practice best economic, environmental, and safety measures to not just keep up with the changes, but act as leaders and pioneers in the electrification movement. Gain insights and engage with leaders in the battery, electronics, and metals recycling fields.

Sandy Pierce
Commodity Trader, PADNOS

Joe Day
Commercial Manager, Li-Cycle

Bob Mullaney
CEO, IT Asset Partners Inc.

Craig Boswell
President and Co-Founder, HOBI International, Inc.

Terry Levy
President, ARCOA

Reuse & Recycling in a Changing World of IoT
The electronics reuse and recycling industry is facing a wave of new equipment and materials including PV systems, EVs, wearables, and embedded devices. Data privacy, worker safety, environmental responsibility, and profitability present just some of the challenges. Learn how these issues are being addressed and take lessons learned back to your organization.

Ray Zielke
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Universal Recycling Technologies

Joe LaChance
Sales Manager, Regency Technologies

Amanda Tischer Buros
Director of OEM Solutions, Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations

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Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno is a Communications Manager at ReMA. He is fascinated by the innovation and sustainability found in the recycling industry. He graduated from The Catholic University of America where he majored in Media Studies and minored in Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his collection of short stories he hopes to one day finish writing.