Agricultural Mulch Film: A Potential Feedstock for a Waste Conversion Project
Gene Jones, CEO, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.
Agricultural Mulch Film is used in the growing of fruits and vegetables. There is approxemaltey 40,000 tons of film generated in Florida on an annual basis and 120,000 tons in Califormina. This presentation will review the obstacles and opportunities to using this film as a feedstock for a waste conversion project.
Gene Jones serves as CEO of Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX), a non-profit organization which has been operating since 1981 assisting businesses and municipalities with their waste management issues.
In addition, Gene is a serial entrepreneur and brings over 40 years of experience with waste management and recycling in senior executive level positions. Over the past 40 years, he has successfully founded, built and sold several businesses including Environmental Management & Consulting Services, Inc., Advanced Derived Fuels, LLC, Hazardous Substance and Waste Management Research, Inc., Environmental Industry Conference Management, LLC, FieldClean of Florida, LLC, Lawncare Equipment Sales and Services, LLC, and his latest venture Florida Industrial Hemp Company, LLC.
Gene is based in Florida and specializes in building strategic relationships with waste recycling firms and brings a vast network of associations in the recycling sector from his work in organizing conferences such as;
• the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference & Trade Show,
• the Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show,
• the Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show,
• the New Life for Closed Gas Stations Conference and Exhibition,
• the International Symposium on the Redevelopment of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites,
• the National Conference on Waste Exchange and Resource Reuse
• the PFAS Forum
• the Florida Remediation Conference
• the Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Exhibition, and
• the Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition.
• Waste Conversion Technology Association, Inc.
• Florida Agricultural Plastics Recycling Cooperative, Inc.
• Florida BioFuels & BioEnergy Association, Inc.,
• Recycle Florida Today, Inc.,
• International Society of Technical & Environmental Professionals, Inc.,
• Florida Brownfields Association, Inc., and
• Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc.