Betsy Dorn


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Recovering Difficult to Recycle Plastics Through Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

Betsy Dorn, Director, RSE USA

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The Hefty® EnergyBag® program is a collaborative effort between The Dow Chemical Company, Reynolds Consumer Products, and participating communities and their recycling service providers that offers residents the opportunity to collect previously non-recycled plastics for conversion into alternative energy resources. This presentation will describe existing EnergyBag programs, including the Cobb County, GA program, and will explain how other communities can participate in this new waste diversion opportunity. 


Betsy Dorn is the Director of RSE USA. She has over 35 years of professional experience managing, designing, and implementing recycling and solid waste management projects. For 30 years, Betsy has been a consultant assisting public and private-sector clients in developing solid waste and materials management plans, evaluating operations, launching new programs, and training solid waste and recycling professionals.

On behalf of Dow, Betsy is assisting with the implementation of new Hefty® EnergyBag® programs in the Southeastern United States. Prior to becoming a consultant, Betsy managed Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), North Carolina’s Recycling Division for six years.