Amy Boyson

Presentation Title

The Changing World of Recycling

Amy Boyson, Community Affairs Manager, Waste Management

Abstract

Recyclables do not create an environmental or economic benefit until they are sold as commodities and manufactured into new products.  One in four items placed in a recycling cart are not recyclable, and recycling facilities see an average contamination rate of 25% plus. In addition, China is enforcing a 0.5% contamination rate and complete ban of mixed paper and mixed plastics, and all recyclables by 2020.  We need to rethink recycling. 

Bio

Amy Boyson is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a Public Relations concentration.  Ms. Boyson has eleven years of experience in the communications/community relations field and is responsible for internal and external communication, community outreach and community awareness of Waste Management’s sustainability efforts in Central and North Florida.