Materials and Recycling

APA Missouri Chapter


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. CDT

CM | 1.25

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The average American generates about 1,800 pounds of trash per year.  That trash does not just end up in landfills, trash contributes to the pollution of our streets, rivers, and air. While we must collectively work on reducing the amount of waste our region generates, the majority of unwanted waste can be converted to economic opportunities through reuse and recycling.  The Materials & Recycling One STL working group taps into how the region can reduce the amount of waste we generate, reuse as much as possible, and recycle the right items correctly.  The target of the Materials and Recycling working group is to reduce tonnage of waste going to landfills within our wasteshed by 30% by 2030 from a 2015 baseline.

Learning Objectives

1.       Update on the state of international recyclable materials markets.

2.       What local governments are doing in reaction to the international markets.

3.       Communicating how to recycle responsibly to residents.


Jennifer Wendt

Jenny Wendt is a senior project manager for University City and is responsible for sustainability projects pertaining to waste diversion, energy efficiency, stormwater, biodiversity, alternative transportation, as well as a variety of other projects and environmental programs. Ms. Wendt is the staff liaison to the University City Green Practices Commission ... Read More

Sarah Staebell

Sarah Staebell is an Environmental Specialist working for the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Waste Management Program. Within her 5 years at the health department working in sanitation and waste, she now leads the Waste Management Grant Program and the Household Hazardous Waste Program. She also works part ... Read More

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