Our fourth breakout session in Rockwall will discuss process optimization, and how cities across Texas can use it to develop sustainable businesses in their communities. A component of being a sustainable business or community is finding ways to reuse manufactured waste or scrap materials instead of discarding them. Growing Green Communities will explore how reclaiming these resources can lead to new businesses and job growth in Texas.
We are proud to bring three outstanding speakers together for our material reclamation and job growth session:
- Frank Wright is responsible for all environmental and regulatory compliance issues at Kimberly Clark Corporation’s facilities in Paris, Texas. These initiatives typically go well beyond regulatory requirements, and include elimination of the use of priority toxic chemicals, process water use reduction, energy efficiency improvements, landfill avoidance of manufacturing wastes, and the development and implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS).
- Elizabeth Combs has been with IESI for close to six years, serving as the Public Relations and Recycling Coordinator. IESI has over 266 municipal contacts within Texas. Elizabeth is responsible for promoting recycling education with local community groups, businesses and school districts.
- Jose De Leon, who is a Senior Sustainability Consultant for Waste Management (WM), has been in the environmental industry for 15 years. His work has included working with water quality analysis and sampling methodology, conducting phase I and II environmental site assessments, enforcing state and federal waste regulatory compliance and monitoring and being a WM Project Manager for three Chemical Manufacturing customers. This work history has taught him to be customer focused, quality driven and results oriented, which he hopes to bring to sustainability development and implementation.
We hope you will take advantage of these and our other great speakers in Rockwall on April 19th!
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