President, Sustainable Solutions, LLC
Dan is a recognized solution provider for the post commercial, industrial and consumer recycling markets, known for producing results with challenging materials. Dan has developed valuable relationships with plastic compounders, re-processors, molders, distribution warehouses, charitable organizations and recycling companies that have a firm hold on the processing, manufacturing and distribution of plastic products globally. Dan’s tenure with recycling spans over 15 years, with a vast knowledge in polypropylene plastics. Dan has worked for Sundance Products and Avangard Innovative, two large companies and contributors to recycling efforts globally. Dan has experience providing recycling services with Halyard Health formerly Kimberly-Clark during his tenure with both Sundance and Avangard. This service and relationship over a period of 10 years has provided Dan valuable understanding of the healthcare industry and more specifically Halyard Health’s nonwoven plastics, processing techniques and markets that make these materials highly recyclable. Dan has visited and engaged more than 1000 hospitals discussing potential programs to make this material more sustainable. To date, Dan’s leadership has supported more than 600 hospitals with establishing a focused footprint for recycling KIMGUARD* wrap, as well as other plastics. Since 2014, Dan has focused on the healthcare industry, more importantly on creating a “Circular Economy” for the millions of lbs. of waste collected. In 2016, trials began on manufacturing medical products that hospitals buy every day and in 2016 an “Environmentally Preferred Product” line launched allowing hospitals to gain a strong value add by purchasing products made with their recycled waste.
In January 2018, China banned all imports of recyclable waste from the United States. Now 70 percent of our plastic waste has nowhere to go and waste management companies are desperately searching for solutions. The United States lacks the infrastructure to process/recycle all of the waste it creates, and landfills are approaching capacity at alarming […]