Four Foth members will present at the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and several others will participate in the conference sessions, events, and tours September 30 through October 2 in Dubuque, IA.
PFAS – An Emerging Concern for Solid Waste Facilities
Gina Wilming, Lead Environmental Scientist
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are emerging contaminants. The presenter will share the known and estimated degree of impact of PFAS on municipal waste as well as the impacts on facility groundwater and leachate management. Learn what to expect from regulatory agencies moving forward and what facilities should be doing as interest and regulations advance.
From Reactive to Proactive – Communication Planning
Kate Bartelt, Lead Environmental Scientist & Lea Hensel, Strategic Communication Consultant
Many times, communications surrounding solid waste are very reactive and short-term, which is often educational but does not create the intended behavioral change. The presenters will share techniques and resources for creating a simple, effective, and proactive communication strategy.
Alternative Waste Characterization Sorts
Nate Klett, Lead Environmental Engineer
The basis for all waste characterization sorts and audits should be the ASTM standard D5231-92(2016). Depending on the goal, the process may need to be customized to provide answers for program-level decision making. The presenter will highlight three unique projects (multi-unit dwellings, annual clean-up event, and future technology decision) that applied these standards but customized the process to meet differing goals.
To view the detailed schedule and learn more about the conference, visit https://www.iowaconference.org/.