Managing Construction Waste: Closed Loop Drywall Recycling

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Up to 20 percent of the construction waste on an NYC job site is gypsum wallboard. This results in about 10 million tons of gypsum wallboard debris generated each year; but only 5 percent is consistently diverted. This leaves a huge opportunity for improvement.

Understanding the full cycle of drywall and its systemic impact and potential can lead to smarter resource management. Join waste management experts as they share their experiences piloting closed loop drywall recycling in New York City.

Engage in an energetic roundtable discussion to ask questions and hear perspectives on process logistics from purchasers, manufacturers, builders and recyclers—for both existing building renovation and new construction projects.

11/16 | Managing Construction Waste: Cooper Recycling Tour + Talk

Geoff Brock
Director of Sustainability, Lendlease

Amanda Kaminsky
Founder, Building Product Ecosystems

Terry Weaver
President, USA Gypsum

Warren Barber
Manager, Technical Marketing, National Gypsum

Al Zucco
Senior Director, Energy & Sustainability, USG

Sydney Mainster
Senior Sustainability Manager, The Durst Organization

Michael Deane
VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction

Naomi Cooper
Vice President, Cooper Recycling

Jon Wybar
Manager, Revolution Recovery

Dave Cardella
Owner, Cardella Trucking



200 Park Avenue, Floor 9
New York, New York 10166

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