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{Past Event} - HHI - Less Waste: Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling

September 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm - September 17, 2013 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Hospitals generate vast amounts of waste , and spend valuable financial resources on the environmentally harmful disposal of these varied waste categories. Construction and demolition debris recycling is a unique waste category, in that it is composed of bulky material generated during building construction and renovations, and adds considerable volumes and weight to total facility waste data. Hospitals have increasingly found that by planning ahead, writing C&D recycling into contracting, and through education and tracking, this waste stream can be managed successfully. This HHI level challenges participants to implement a construction and demolition debris recycling program for major renovations and new construction to achieve a recycling and diversion rate of at least 80 percent. Join this webinar to learn more about these strategies to reduce waste, and how other organizations have achieved this goal!


Dana Draper, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Institution Recycling Network

Dana Draper is principal in the Institution Recycling Network. The Institution Recycling Network (IRN) is a recycling organization that services colleges, universities, healthcare facilities, and private corporations. The IRN’s goal is to give its clients access to secure markets and the best available market prices for recycled commodities by pooling their collective strength. The IRN manages recycling programs for over 70 recyclable commodities ranging from fibers and food container to surplus property and construction wastes.

Mr. Draper co-founded Draper/Lennon in 1996 after serving for over four years as Executive Director of Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA), the nations oldest and largest municipal cooperative recyclables marketing organization. While directing the NRRA, Mr. Draper oversaw seven marketing contracts covering twenty two recyclable commodities, and directed technical assistance and educational efforts in the field for over 200 municipal recycling programs. Prior to joining NRRA, Mr. Draper served as General Manager for a regional solid waste and recycling company. His duties included managing solid waste collection, recycling collection, processing, and transportation operations, including budgetary control and personnel management for a fleet of twelve trucks, 28 employees, and service operations for 18 municipal contracts.

Justin Graves, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Maryland Medical Center

Justin Graves is the Sustainability Coordinator for the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Before joining the Sustainability program full time in January 2013, Justin served as the Green Team Chair since early 2012 and has worked full time as a Trauma Critical Care nurse at UMMC since 2005. His passion for caring for people combined with his concern for the environment made him a perfect fit for the role as Sustainability Coordinator. In his spare time, Justin enjoys growing as many vegetables and herbs as he can in his small urban "farm" garden. 

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