Florida Recycling Summit

Location: Port Tampa Bay

Florida Recycling Summit at Port Tampa Bay

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Agenda – (Tentative)


8:30 am              Check In begins


9:00 am              Boat Tour of Port Tampa Bay leaves from Florida Aquarium


Learn about Port Tampa Bay, Florida’s largest and most diversified seaport during an informative and educational harbor excursion aboard the Bay Spirit II


10:15 am            Arrive back at the Florida Aquarium – walk to Terminal 2


10:30 am            Welcome to Port Tampa Bay


Liz DeWitt, Chair – Florida Recycling Partnership

Paul Anderson – Executive Director, Port Tampa Bay

Rep. Jackie Toledo – invited

Commissioner Sandy Murman – invited


Port Tampa Bay Tenants Recycling Success Stories


Hear what Port Tampa Bay Tenants, Trademark Metal Recycling, TECO and Puraglobe,  are recycling and how … it’s much more than paper, plastic and cans!


Tampa Bay Area Recycling Efforts


Tampa is the 3rd largest city in Florida and Hillsborough County ranks number 4.   And just as important, Hillsborough County is tied for the Number 1 spot in the state with a recycling rate of 82%.   Alita Kane, the Recycling Specialist with the City of Tampa and Travis Barnes, the Recycling Coordinator for Hillsborough County will discuss recycling efforts in the area and some of the challenges they face.


Lunch catered by Publix


Use this time to network with make new connections and friends!


Florida Department of Environmental Protection Update  


Karen Moore, Florida Department of Environmental Protection will talk about how FDEP is working to increase Florida’s recycling rate.  Learn about upcoming plans and how you can be part of the plan


Artificial Reef Program


Tampa Bay and Pinellas County have used a variety of materials to make artificial reefs such as clean concrete and heavy gauge steel products, discarded pipes and even old sunken boats.  Learn how they determine which materials to use and how it is positively affecting the marine habitat in the area.


2:00 pm              Adjourn and safe travels!


Beverage breaks are provided by Florida Beverage Association


                             Dress is business casual!