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Waste360's Global Waste Management Symposium's Keynote Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to Discuss Optimizing the Value of Waste
Biennial Event Unveils Breakthrough Waste Management Research and Technical Content in February in California

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste360's Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS), North America's #1 technical conference for the presentation of applied and fundamental research and case studies on waste management, today announced that Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and co-founder of The Planet Pledge Fund (PPF) will keynote the event. Produced in conjunction with Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), the Symposium will convene February 11-14, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA. To register to attend, click here.

At GWMS, Tamminen will discuss how to bring value to waste through a variety of methods including vertical models, optimized operations and utilizing processed material to manufacture new products. He'll also discuss the importance and challenges of identifying, developing and funding strategies around best-in-class technological solution for specific waste streams.

At the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Tamminen focuses on grant making, public campaigns and media initiatives to bring attention and funding to program areas from Ocean Conservation and Climate Change to Innovative Solutions. And the PPF works to identify and invest in multi-benefit projects to mitigate carbon emissions nationally and globally. Tamminen has been ranked #1 by The Guardian in its "Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet," and his wide-ranging expertise comprises business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts and government.

GWMS serves the needs of landfill owners and operators, as well as engineers, consultant and vendor communities, researchers, vendors/suppliers, solid waste generators, government agencies, waste service companies, trade organizations and academicians.

GWMS boasts North America's most innovative technical program showcasing oral and poster presentations hand-picked by a committee of experts. Click here to view the full conference program. Additionally, GWMS offers networking with solid-waste professionals from around the world and solutions for waste management professionals' biggest challenges. 

"GWMS 2018 is a biennial event that unveils breakthrough research and technical content that can't be found anywhere else," said Mark Hickey, Vice President, Waste360. "The technical committee, which includes our strategic collaborator, EREF, North Carolina State University and the University of Virginia, has developed an outstanding lineup of oral and poster presentations on various aspects of waste management. We're looking forward to a full program, seeing solutions from sponsors and an intriguing keynote presentation from Terry Tamminen. Our event is a great way for waste management professionals to kick off the new year."

To register for GWMS 2018, visit Use code NEWS75 to save $75.  

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