Talks & Lectures
1 Mar 2022
Virtual Event

Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series: Recycling Megatrends

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Bill Moore


This lecture will focus on the history and future changes expected in recycling in the US. Key trends and occurrences over the last forty years covering legislative/societal changes, collection approaches, Material Recovery Facilities/processing, and end markets will be highlighted. Included will be global events and market developments that have affected recycling in the US. The first half of the lecture will cover key milestones that have occurred in recycling leading up to the present day. This will include some of the critical changes that have occurred in recycling since 2015. Building on this background, the second part of the lecture will project future changes expected in recycling going forward over the next decade.


Bill Moore is president of Moore & Associates, an international consulting firm that provides a range of strategic services and research to global recycling organizations.

Bill has had a forty-five-year career as an environmental business professional. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm twenty-five years ago, he held a series of positions in the chemical, solid waste, paper, and recycling industries. This included Director of Recycling for Waste Management, Inc., where he was responsible for the startup of Recycle America (WMRA), the largest introduction of recycling services in the United States. Earlier in his career, Bill was a hazardous and groundwater waste expert and was at the forefront of the US manufacturing industry’s move for waste reduction through process optimization. Bill’s unique knowledge base includes all aspects of the global supply and demand of recovered paper, where he is currently considered the leading expert.

Bill has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Class of 1973. He is a sought after speaker throughout the world on subjects related to global recycling and the business side of environmental issues.

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