Description of Event
The 2008 Beneficial Use of Industrial Materials Summit, formerly the Byproducts Beneficial Use Summit, has been renamed to better reflect a materials
management approach for reuse and recycling, and to better align with existing and developing strategic plans for achieving the environmentally safe
beneficial use of industrial materials.
The beneficial use of industrial materials that were previously considered wastes has been expanding with a number of applications gaining market and
regulator acceptance. Environmental and economic benefits derived from the recycling and beneficial use of industrial materials are becoming more evident:
While there have been environmental, regulatory, and other impediments to the development and expansion of beneficial use, there have been significant
advancements in addressing them.
- Conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing the demand for products made from energy-intensive manufacturing processes;
- Preserving natural resources by decreasing the demand for virgin materials - recycled materials have many of the same properties as the virgin material
they replace, and may improve the quality of the products in which they are used;
- Decreasing the economic and environmental burdens of disposal, as well as reducing the cost of material for end users.
Come listen and participate with representatives from the private sector, reuse and recycling community, non-profit organizations, trade associations,
researchers, and local, state and federal government agencies to learn about the important issues, challenges, and successes surrounding the beneficial use
of industrial materials.
Purpose of Summit
The 2008 Beneficial Use of Industrial Materials Summit is designed to provide a forum for the exchange of
information and ideas about beneficial use
among regulators, industry, and other stakeholders.
The Summit supports discussions: (a) between industry and regulators to increase the understanding of the beneficial use of industrial materials and
regulatory programs; (b) among state regulators to share information and experiences on beneficial use regulations and determination processes; (c) among
industries to share experiences on successful reuse and recycling, and to assess the potential to utilize each others' materials, and (d) among researchers,
nonprofit representatives, industry, and regulators to share information and concerns regarding risk assessment, beneficial use determinations,
environmental safety, and new research.
Benefits to Attendees
This conference allows regulators, industry, and other stakeholders to:
Exchange ideas about beneficial use
Learn from case studies and new research
Learn about the status of government programs
Get "face-time" with regulators
Due to the excellent networking opportunity the Summit provides, satellite events are common. This Summit is no exception. Tours of the EPA Region 8 Gold
LEED Office Building at 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver 80202 will take place. Field Trips are scheduled for Thursday, April 3, 8:30am-11:30am (specifics to be
announced soon). Refer to the agenda or contact Kendra Morrison, U.S. EPA Region 8 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There is no charge for
the tour or the field trips.
There will also be an evening reception, Monday, March 31 from 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m, it will provide an excellent opportunity to network with your peers.
The Summit will feature the reuse and recycling of industrial materials (such as coal combustion products, foundry sands, and construction & demolition
materials) in practical applications such as building construction, transportation, and agriculture, along with important tools and resources, issues
affecting state environmental programs and regulatory decisions, and how to address barriers to increasing beneficial use.
Other general topics include:
Strategies for optimizing the use of materials
A framework for assessing risk of the beneficial use of industrial materials
Approaches for ensuring performance
How industrial materials recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions
Case studies of the use of industrial materials in various applications
Policy implementation in local government
Material applications in mining and minerals processing, oil and gas, and alternative fuels
Who Should Attend
Local, state and federal government
Industrial material generators
Reuse and recycling community
Departments of Transportation
Transportation and building construction contractors
Public works engineers
Agricultural extension agents/agencies
Limited financial assistance is available for state regulators. For more information, contact Kerry Callahan at email@example.com.
To register now, click here.
Who Should Be A Sponsor
Industrial Materials Brokers/Marketers
Industrial Materials Management Companies
Government Environmental Assistance Programs
To learn more about becoming a sponsor, click here.
Date and Location
The 2008 Beneficial Use of Industrial Materials Summit will be held:
When: March 31 - April 3, 2008
Where: Denver, Colorado
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
For the most up-to-date details, visit www.beneficialusesummit.com often.