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Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show
Sept. 16-18 in Groton, CT
The 5th Annual
Conference & Trade Show will be conducted at the Mystic Marriott Hotel &
Spa, in Groton, CT, from September 16-18, 2012.
The event provides a forum for informing the
public and private sectors of the economic and environmental significance of
converting waste materials to alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol as
well as renewable electric energy. Attendees have excellent networking
opportunities and a chance to visit with exhibitors to preview the newest
advances in alternative fuel production products and services.
Carlton, GBB Vice President, will be speaking during the Opening Session,
providing an overview of WTE and Conversion Technologies.
program, and registration.
Mobile App Spotlight
This feature of the GBB Waste
Outlook showcases one of the growing number of free or low-cost mobile apps
related to recycling or to the solid waste management industry in general.
Readers are encouraged to contact
to suggest interesting apps that should be featured in future newsletters.
Aluminate is a free iPhone app by Alcoa Recycling that makes earning cash by
recycling aluminum cans more convenient than ever! The app gives tools to keep
track of all the aluminum cans recycled by the user, and provides information on
how much money could be earned by taking them to the nearest recycling center.
Users can also form a recycling team, track everyone's progress and post updates
to their Facebook wall. Key features include:
Tracking team or solo
Ability to set recycling goal
based on desired earnings or number of cans; app converts earnings vs.
number of cans.
Interactive map to find
recycling centers using GPS or ZIP
Progress and activity tracking
with pie charts and graphs
Ability to post progress or
success stories to Facebook wall
Ability to share results with
Alcoa Recycling and friends via email
Fun facts about recycling
Aluminum can fundraiser
Link to informational videos
More information and download.
* Featured apps are not
necessarily endorsed by GBB.
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GBB will be present at the following
industry events. We look forward to seeing you there!
August 14-17, 2012
GBB, Exhibitor (#1141) and Sponsor
See sponsorship article for list of GBB
Conference & Trade Show
September 16-18, 2012
John Carlton, Speaker
"Overview of Conversion Technologies"
C&D Recycling Forum
Long Beach, CA
September 23-25, 2012
Bob Brickner, Speaker & Moderator
Ohio Public Works
October 9-10, 2012
Tim Giardina, Speaker
"Technology in the Solid Waste Industry"
Visit the conference
/ tradeshow section of our Website for a continuously updated list
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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
8550 Arlington Boulevard,
info about GBB:
GBB Sponsors Capitol Steps Performance
at WASTECON's Networking Event
special performance by the Capitol Steps, an American musical political satire
group, during WASTECON's networking event on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, from 6
to 9 p.m., in Washington, DC, will be sponsored by GBB. Organized by the
Virginia 'Old Dominion' and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of the Solid Waste Association
of North America (SWANA), the event will celebrate SWANA's 50th Anniversary with
a night filled with food, laughs, music and entertainment.
Joining GBB as co-sponsors are
RRT Design &
and Renewable Energy from Waste,
a new publication from the Recycling Today Media Group.
"GBB is proud and happy to present the Capitol
Steps as the centerpiece of this year's WASTECON networking party and
celebration of SWANA's anniversary," said GBB President Harvey Gershman. "It
promises to be a fun-filled evening where industry players get a chance to
mingle, wind down, and enjoy the evening in the middle of this important
The Capitol Steps started out in 1981 as a group
of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that
employed them. The group takes ideas ripped from the headlines and creates
parodies & skits that highlight their special brand of satirical humor.
Although not all of the current members of the
Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have
worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of
collective House and Senate staff experience. The group has released over 30
albums and has performed on NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, NPR, and in various venues
around the United States.
In addition to the Capitol Steps sponsorship, GBB
will be an exhibitor as in past years (Booth #1141) and will have several
representatives making presentations and moderating sessions:
"Status Report and
Update on North American Waste Conversion Technologies Projects,"
Harvey Gershman, GBB President, Speaker
"When You Need
Community Support: Making Informed Decisions Using Low-Cost Research,"
Mary-Jane Atwater, GBB Principal Associate, Speaker
Collection Programs: Fort Wayne, IN, Reaping Significant ROI,"
Tim Giardina, GBB Vice President, Speaker
"CNG as a Vehicular
Fuel for Refuse Collection,"
Tom Reardon, GBB Vice President, Moderator
Elizabeth Rice, GBB Consultant I, Moderator
past GBB presentations (on left column)
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Fort Wayne, IN, Wins SWANA 2012 Collection Systems Excellence Award
In June, the Solid Waste
Association of North America (SWANA) announced the winners of its 2012
Excellence Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and
facilities from some of the most innovative and dynamic organizations throughout
North America. In the Collection Systems category, the City of Fort Wayne, IN,
finished first with the Gold Award for the implementation of a new collection
program that generated a major positive impact on recycling participation,
recyclables collected, and funds generated through a new revenue sharing
agreement with the contractor. Winners of each of the 14 categories will be
recognized at the upcoming annual WASTECON conference in August.
In late 2011, Fort Wayne was
also recognized with two prestigious awards presented by the Indiana Association
of Cities and Towns (IACT):
the Community Achievement
Award for the City's recycling program and efficiencies that saved money,
generated revenues, doubled community participation and reduced residential
garbage fees by more than a million dollars; and
the Green Community Award
for the successful recycling program.
GBB congratulates the City of
Fort Wayne for its commitment, hard work, and perseverance in implementing a new
efficient, award-winning, collection/recycling program, and is proud to have
assisted the City during the process.
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Into Cooperation Agreement with Renewable Energy from Waste Magazine
the first quarter of 2012, GBB entered into a Cooperation Agreement with
Renewable Energy from Waste (REW), a new publication launched by the Recycling
Today Media Group. Starting with the inaugural issue published in April, REW
will produce a quarterly print and digital magazine, a monthly e-newsletter, and
As part of the agreement, GBB President Harvey Gershman joined the publication's
Editorial Advisory Board and will contribute a column to each print issue.
GBB will also contribute yearly
articles from GBB consultants and provide REW with guidance and insight on the
history, evolution, and current situation of the waste-to-energy market.
to say, we're very excited to have the opportunity to share our insight and
knowledge with the industry's stakeholders. I hope that readers will enjoy my
columns, and look forward to feedback or comments about the articles, in
particular, or the future direction of the publication, in general."
-- Harvey Gershman
Read his first article, entitled "The Growing Role of WTE."
View an interview with Kristin Smith, Managing Editor of REW, where he discusses
his role as a columnist for REW and the role waste-to-energy technology plays in
diverting material from the waste stream.
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Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup
On April 26 2002, GBB proudly
adopted the stretch of Route 669 (Prosperity Avenue) from Route 50 to Gallows
Road in Fairfax, Virginia, near GBB's headquarters. Since then, litter
collection has been performed on a regular basis on the adopted stretch of
roadway. Pictured here, from the June 2012 collection event, (left to right):
Rob Sommers, Ljupka Arsova, Laura Ginchereau, and Elizabeth Rice.
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