Plenary • Decarbonizing the Waste Industry through Data

October 25, 2023 from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Speaker: Speakers: Sue Beets-Atkinson, Grant Jampolsky, Anna Dengler

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The practice of decarbonization is heavily tied to the waste industry. To achieve long-lasting change, it is important to allow the available decarbonization data to shape the decisions within this sector. After all, decarbonization is achieved by understanding how to most effectively and efficiently manage the carbon emissions we create given the inputs and the outputs of your operation. This understanding, along with the protocols in place (scope, etc.), helps navigate sustainable operations and offers empirical guidelines to base your decisions. In this session, our expert panelists will provide an overview of the short- and long-term implications of carbons. They will review the various models used for data analysis and decision making. The focus will be to identify low hanging fruits that are actionable within the waste industry; and to ultimately emphasize that carbon accounting is about reporting, but it is also about influencing the most impactful projects and focusing on the correct decarbonization practice (which often happens to be waste!).

Sue Beets-Atkinson, Global VP, Sustainability, SBM Management
Grant Jampolsky, Founder, BioCoTech Americas
Anna Dengler, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Great Forest