January 24, 2020

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Eric Sager and Eric Lovenduski to Present at Solid Waste Association of North America Conference

Eric Sager, P.G. (Florida) and Eric Lovenduski, (New York) will present at the Recycle Florida Today (RFT) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Sunshine Chapter 2020 Joint Summit, taking place at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on January 27, 2020.

Eric Sager is a Principal Geologist based in Florida with over 20 years of experience working collaboratively to build project teams that solve complex problems and meet client expectations.

Eric Lovenduski is a Senior Geologist based in New York with more than 20 years of experience focused on vapor intrusion of subsurface vapors into indoor air. His experience includes work at some of the largest industrial chemical facilities in the U.S.

RFT and SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter represent two of the largest solid waste and recycling organizations in the state and their members benefit from sharing in this great event. They plan to kickoff this joint conference with a renewed focus on how far they have come and the vast possibilities of where they can go when they work together. Their theme, "Partners in Progress," speaks of that importance of coming together. Their industries and their state can only benefit from building on past partnerships and forging new alliances. Both organizations face some interesting obstacles that will take bold thinking to overcome. Working together they plan to help shape what tomorrow will look like and how they make their industries more resilient and safer.

The purpose of RFT is: To function as a professional association among individuals engaged in the business of recycling, to assist individual members in improving skills and techniques in recycling. This will be achieved through education, special studies, research, and the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge related to all forms of recycling, to provide a forum for public, private and non-profit recyclers to mutually discuss and resolve recycling issues, to inform the public, law-making bodies and the business community of the economic significance and importance of recycling, and to demonstrate the high professional standards of those involved in the business of recycling, and this will be accomplished through sponsorship of educational meetings, research and publication of articles, reports, statistics, and other material.

SWANA is an organization of professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. The Florida Sunshine Chapter of SWANA was founded in 1978 is the largest single SWANA chapter, serving more than 600 members statewide.

Presentation Descriptions

Title: The Baker Park Improvement Project – Protecting the Community with an Innovative Gas Mitigation System
Presenter: Eric Lovenduski
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Description: Eric's presentation will describe Geosyntec's design and implementation of a Cupolex® aerated floor to mitigate methane buildup beneath newly constructed buildings at the Baker Park property located on a former landfill. The Baker Park redevelopment project included landscape, hardscape, and civil improvements to a 15-acre property that had been historically used as a landfill for the disposal of horticultural debris and dredged spoil material. Improvements consisted of roadway extensions, parking lot expansion, drainage improvements, playgrounds, passive recreation, kayak launch, and many others. Eric and the team were primarily responsible for the geotechnical and landfill gas mitigation services to support the improvements to the park, also providing technical assistance in presentations to the City Council.

Title: PFAS Super Session B
Presenter: Eric Sager, P.G.
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Description: We continue our leachate super session with a panel discussion on the impacts of current issues such as PFAS and challenges in disposal of landfill leachate with experts in the field.

More Information

About the event: https://swanafl.org/events/2020-swana-fl-rft-joint-summit/
About SWANA FL: https://swanafl.org/about/
About RFT: https://recyclefloridatoday.org/about-us/
For consultation regarding PFAS or Solid Waste, contact Eric Sager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eric Lovenduski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Eric Sager: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/eric-sager
Learn more about Eric Lovenduski: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-lovenduski-4b12417/